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Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $15.88 million for the month of October, $149.53 million through October of 2018, and $154.65 million 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$146.36 M
2Germany$596,028
3Italy$481,580
4United Kingdom$317,378
5Spain$256,670
6China$238,408
7Mexico$197,062
8Sweden$185,334
9India$155,881
10Finland$152,048

Overall Rank

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade increases 18.61 percent through October

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world rose 18.61 percent, from $126.07 million to $149.53 million 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.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine ranked No. 202 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. 208. It finished No. 207 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 Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Spain . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Italy, Mexico and Kuwait, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 17.39 percent to $146.36 million.
    Exports rose 60.17 percent to $32.27 million. Imports rose 9.15 percent to $114.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 1349.41 percent to $596,028.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1349.41 percent to $596,028.
  • Trade with No. 3 Italy rose 64.12 percent to $481,580.
    Exports rose 0.94 percent to $286,580. Imports rose 1952.63 percent to $195,000.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 3426.42 percent to $317,378.
    Exports totaled $175,586. Imports rose 1475.47 percent to $141,792.
  • Trade with No. 5 Spain rose 371.09 percent to $256,670.
    Exports rose 407.93 percent to $256,670. There were no imports.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 98.98 percent of its trade with the world.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with eight countries and deficits with 12 through October. That compares with three surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Spain, $256,670; Israel, $93,832; and Italy, $91,580. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $81.82 million; Germany, $596,028; and China, $238,408.

Through October it’s top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Paper, uncoated, for writing; Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806; Paper and paperboard, coated with kaolin; and Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard, in that order. Those accounted for 68.46 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled; Margarine; edible vegetable fat, oil; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Shrimp, other crustaceans, accounting for 57.6 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s exports:

  • Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc rose 37.09 percent compared to last year to $14.82 million.
  • Paper, uncoated, for writing rose 6262.05 percent compared to last year to $2.75 million.
  • Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806 rose 2797.24 percent compared to last year to $2.14 million.
  • Paper and paperboard, coated with kaolin rose 3858.81 percent compared to last year to $1.67 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 826.46 percent compared to last year to $1.49 million.

On the import side:

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 4.3 percent compared to last year to $31.41 million.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled fell 14.56 percent compared to last year to $16.31 million.
  • Margarine; edible vegetable fat, oil fell 1.96 percent compared to last year to $8.74 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 177.72 percent compared to last year to $5.76 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 50.47 percent compared to last year to $4.67 million.

Last year Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine posted total trade with the world of $0. The Port’s deficit was $0 . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $0 and imports came to $0.