Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade totaled $285.24 million for the month of June, $1.65 billion through June of 2020, and $3.79 billion for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Canada$1.58 B
2China$14.44 M
3Japan$8.98 M
4India$6.76 M
5Mexico$5.09 M
6Vietnam$3.98 M
7South Korea$3.78 M
8Germany$3.08 M
9Italy$2.23 M
10Chile$1.98 M

Overall Rank

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade decreases 15.56 percent through June

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 15.56 percent, from $1.96 billion to $1.65 billion through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. ranked No. 104 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June of 2020.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through June Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 India and No. 5 Mexico. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and India, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 16.18 percent to $1.58 billion.
    Exports fell 31.26 percent to $619.74 million. Imports fell 2.43 percent to $964.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 18.08 percent to $14.44 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 18.08 percent to $14.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 2.13 percent to $8.98 million.
    Exports fell 16.97 percent to $3.29 million. Imports rose 17.78 percent to $5.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 India rose 29.43 percent to $6.76 million.
    Exports rose 2831.94 percent to $2.06 million. Imports fell 8.74 percent to $4.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico fell 41.61 percent to $5.09 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 41.61 percent to $5.09 million.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 97.92 percent of its trade with the world.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 62 through June. That compares with four surpluses and 60 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Malaysia, $77,315; Singapore, $42,258; and Dominican Republic, $38,774. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Canada, $344.93 million; China, $14.44 million; and Mexico, $5.09 million.

Through June its top exports were Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Tractors; Commercial vehicles; Aluminum, unwrought; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, in that order. Those accounted for 23.13 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Returned exports, without change; Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc.; Doors, window frames, wooden joinery; and Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles, accounting for 37.38 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s exports:

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery fell 69 percent compared to last year to $39.45 million.
  • Tractors fell 66.11 percent compared to last year to $34.55 million.
  • Commercial vehicles fell 61.32 percent compared to last year to $33.7 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 25.09 percent compared to last year to $20.13 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 12.97 percent compared to last year to $16.94 million.

On the import side:

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 4.54 percent compared to last year to $161.34 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 38.66 percent compared to last year to $65.74 million.
  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. rose 6.66 percent compared to last year to $65.57 million.
  • Doors, window frames, wooden joinery rose 7.79 percent compared to last year to $51.72 million.
  • Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles fell 8.64 percent compared to last year to $39.97 million.

Last year Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $3.79 billion. The Port’s deficit was $534.67 million. Exports totaled $1.63 billion and imports came to $2.16 billion.