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Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade totaled $362.9 million for the month of August, $2.68 billion through August of 2019, and $3.8 billion for all of 2018, 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$2.57 B
2China$21.93 M
3Germany$18.44 M
4Japan$11.95 M
5Mexico$10.83 M
6India$6.4 M
7France$4.65 M
8South Korea$4.37 M
9Vietnam$4.16 M
10Taiwan$2.54 M

Overall Rank

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade increases 3.13 percent through August

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 3.13 percent, from $2.59 billion to $2.68 billion through the first eight months of 2019 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. ranked No. 100 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2019.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 2.9 percent to $2.57 billion.
    Exports rose 5.71 percent to $1.18 billion. Imports rose 0.62 percent to $1.39 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 33.51 percent to $21.93 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 33.39 percent to $21.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 291.02 percent to $18.44 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 291.02 percent to $18.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 3.68 percent to $11.95 million.
    Exports rose 10.92 percent to $5.17 million. Imports fell 1.22 percent to $6.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 26.53 percent to $10.83 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 26.53 percent to $10.83 million.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 98.32 percent of its trade with the world.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 67 through August. That compares with five surpluses and 66 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Malaysia, $362,667; Dominican Republic, $101,308; and Andorra, $11,180. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $209.94 million; China, $21.93 million; and Germany, $18.44 million.

Through August its top exports were Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Tractors; Commercial vehicles; Aluminum, unwrought; and Trailers and similar vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 37.21 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Value added to a returned import; Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc.; Doors, window frames, wooden joinery; and Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles, accounting for 37.19 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 45.98 percent compared to last year to $149.18 million.
  • Tractors rose 31.43 percent compared to last year to $126.95 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 22.49 percent compared to last year to $104.65 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 18.45 percent compared to last year to $31.59 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles fell 20.92 percent compared to last year to $28.65 million.

On the import side:

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 14.03 percent compared to last year to $204.54 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 46.81 percent compared to last year to $140.99 million.
  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. rose 15.33 percent compared to last year to $86.14 million.
  • Doors, window frames, wooden joinery rose 2.65 percent compared to last year to $65.11 million.
  • Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles rose 30.61 percent compared to last year to $57.45 million.

Last year Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $3.8 billion. The Port’s deficit was $475.04 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and Germany. Exports totaled $1.66 billion and imports came to $2.14 billion.