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Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade totaled $329.84 million for the month of October, $3.25 billion through October of 2018, and $3.61 billion for all of 2017, 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$3.12 B
2China$41.43 M
3Japan$13.64 M
4Mexico$10.18 M
5Germany$6.72 M
6South Korea$6.63 M
7Vietnam$5.51 M
8India$4.5 M
9Italy$3.62 M
10Austria$3.57 M

Overall Rank

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade increases 7.84 percent through October

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 7.84 percent, from $3.01 billion to $3.25 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. ranked No. 105 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 99. It finished No. 99 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 8.13 percent to $3.12 billion.
    Exports rose 15.82 percent to $1.4 billion. Imports rose 2.57 percent to $1.72 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 12.65 percent to $41.43 million.
    Exports rose 229.67 percent to $56,216. Imports rose 12.55 percent to $41.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 15.56 percent to $13.64 million.
    Exports rose 5.92 percent to $5.99 million. Imports rose 24.42 percent to $7.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico fell 21.49 percent to $10.18 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 21.49 percent to $10.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 32.04 percent to $6.72 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 32.04 percent to $6.72 million.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 98.45 percent of its trade with the world.

Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 72 through October. That compares with four surpluses and 74 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Dominican Republic, $288,317; Malaysia, $249,168; and Bolivia, $40,366. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $318.34 million; China, $41.32 million; and Mexico, $10.18 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Tractors; Commercial vehicles; Aluminum, unwrought; and Trailers and similar vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 32.75 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 Particle board, accounting for 35.68 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 70.29 percent compared to last year to $132.07 million.
  • Tractors rose 50.87 percent compared to last year to $129.01 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 85.46 percent compared to last year to $109.65 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 55.74 percent compared to last year to $49.65 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 20.32 percent compared to last year to $41.66 million.

On the import side:

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 7.77 percent compared to last year to $289.77 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 5.16 percent compared to last year to $124.84 million.
  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. rose 17.62 percent compared to last year to $96.84 million.
  • Doors, window frames, wooden joinery rose 0.31 percent compared to last year to $82.11 million.
  • Particle board rose 3.02 percent compared to last year to $61.4 million.

Last year Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $3.56 billion. The Port’s deficit was $859.53 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $1.35 billion and imports came to $2.21 billion.