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Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $13.69 million for the month of August, $126.45 million through August of 2019, and $176.33 million 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$120.82 M
2Finland$2.6 M
3China$1.06 M
4United Kingdom$288,872
5Germany$239,635
6The Netherlands$205,573
7Poland$186,560
8Spain$143,957
9Mexico$115,875
10Italy$109,748

Overall Rank

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade increases 3.4 percent through August

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world rose 3.4 percent, from $122.29 million to $126.45 million 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.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine ranked No. 198 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 Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Finland, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 0.92 percent to $120.82 million.
    Exports rose 2.43 percent to $26.44 million. Imports rose 0.51 percent to $94.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Finland rose 2502.28 percent to $2.6 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 2502.28 percent to $2.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 418.74 percent to $1.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 418.74 percent to $1.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 16.77 percent to $288,872.
    Exports fell 66.79 percent to $35,066. Imports rose 79 percent to $253,806.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 59.79 percent to $239,635.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 59.79 percent to $239,635.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 98.86 percent of its trade with the world.

Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with 22 through August. That compares with seven surpluses and 12 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Israel, $67,256; Italy, $53,600; and Nigeria, $0. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $67.94 million; Finland, $2.6 million; and China, $1.06 million.

Through August its top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806; Paper, uncoated, for writing; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, in that order. Those accounted for 70.26 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; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Potatoes, prepared, frozen; and Margarine; edible vegetable fat, oil, accounting for 53.44 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 3.14 percent compared to last year to $12.38 million.
  • Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806 rose 33.79 percent compared to last year to $2.2 million.
  • Paper, uncoated, for writing fell 12.71 percent compared to last year to $2.05 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard fell 1.57 percent compared to last year to $1.2 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 57.55 percent compared to last year to $888,096.

On the import side:

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 28.15 percent compared to last year to $18.97 million.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled rose 19.93 percent compared to last year to $14.5 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 64.17 percent compared to last year to $7.66 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen rose 118.41 percent compared to last year to $6.15 million.
  • Margarine; edible vegetable fat, oil fell 12.08 percent compared to last year to $6.06 million.

Last year Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine posted total trade with the world of $176.33 million. The Port’s deficit was $97.89 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Italy, Germany, China and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $39.22 million and imports came to $137.11 million.