Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $16.08 million for the month of June, $98.71 million through June of 2020, and $185.84 million 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$97 M
2Germany$452,907
3The Netherlands$286,903
4Mexico$239,148
5United Kingdom$115,442
6Finland$84,669
7Turkey$83,641
8Italy$65,334
9Ireland$62,476
10Chile$54,875

Overall Rank

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade increases 2.5 percent through June

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world rose 2.5 percent, from $96.3 million to $98.71 million 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.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine ranked No. 205 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 Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Kingdom. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Finland, China, United Kingdom and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 5.85 percent to $97 million.
    Exports fell 16.71 percent to $16.94 million. Imports rose 12.28 percent to $80.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 89 percent to $452,907.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 89 percent to $452,907.
  • Trade with No. 3 The Netherlands rose 274.69 percent to $286,903.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 274.69 percent to $286,903.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico rose 159.44 percent to $239,148.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 159.44 percent to $239,148.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom fell 59.51 percent to $115,442.
    Exports rose 206.35 percent to $107,426. Imports fell 96.79 percent to $8,016.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 99.38 percent of its trade with the world.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with eight countries and deficits with 13 through June. That compares with two surpluses and 22 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with United Kingdom, $99,410; Turkey, $71,775; and Ireland, $62,476. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Canada, $63.12 million; Germany, $452,907; and The Netherlands, $286,903.

Through June its top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Paper, uncoated, for writing; Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; and Paper and paperboard, coated with kaolin, in that order. Those accounted for 75.53 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; Nitrogenous fertilizers; Margarine; edible vegetable fat, oil; and Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, accounting for 56.36 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 fell 30.57 percent compared to last year to $6.77 million.
  • Paper, uncoated, for writing rose 62.86 percent compared to last year to $2.38 million.
  • Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806 fell 5.44 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 62.82 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.
  • Paper and paperboard, coated with kaolin rose 91.79 percent compared to last year to $1.13 million.

On the import side:

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 78.3 percent compared to last year to $24.1 million.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled fell 22.41 percent compared to last year to $8.24 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 6.3 percent compared to last year to $4.98 million.
  • Margarine; edible vegetable fat, oil fell 13.27 percent compared to last year to $4.32 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 154.35 percent compared to last year to $4.23 million.

Last year Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine posted total trade with the world of $185.84 million. The Port’s deficit was $111.09 million. Exports totaled $37.37 million and imports came to $148.47 million.