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Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans’s trade totaled $11.67 billion for the month of October, $109.82 billion through October of 2019, and $137.49 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$10.48 B
2Germany$8.2 B
3United Kingdom$7.49 B
4China$7.08 B
5Mexico$6.02 B
6France$4.58 B
7Ireland$4.07 B
8Singapore$4.03 B
9Malaysia$3.71 B
10The Netherlands$3.4 B

Overall Rank

Port of New Orleans’s trade decreases 4.3 percent through October

Port of New Orleans’s trade with the world fell 4.3 percent, from $114.75 billion to $109.82 billion through the first 10 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 $3.47 trillion, with exports at $1.37 trillion and imports at $2.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.15 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.23 percent and imports fell 1.1 percent.

Port of New Orleans ranked No. 8 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October 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 October Port of New Orleans’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 1.94 percent to $10.48 billion.
    Exports fell 1.39 percent to $6.21 billion. Imports fell 2.72 percent to $4.27 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 5.08 percent to $8.2 billion.
    Exports fell 10.15 percent to $3.38 billion. Imports fell 1.18 percent to $4.83 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 23.4 percent to $7.49 billion.
    Exports rose 31.23 percent to $3.9 billion. Imports rose 15.9 percent to $3.6 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 21.94 percent to $7.08 billion.
    Exports rose 19.36 percent to $2.88 billion. Imports fell 36.94 percent to $4.19 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico fell 8.09 percent to $6.02 billion.
    Exports fell 8.99 percent to $3.66 billion. Imports fell 6.65 percent to $2.36 billion.

Port of New Orleans’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 35.76 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of New Orleans had trade surpluses with 141 countries and deficits with 84 through October. That compares with 140 surpluses and 83 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Canada, $1.94 billion; Hong Kong, $1.76 billion; and The Netherlands, $1.64 billion. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Malaysia, $3.31 billion; Ireland, $2.74 billion; and Russia, $2.18 billion.

Through October its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computer chips, in that order. Those accounted for 38.93 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Computer chips; Gasoline, other fuels; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, accounting for 31.88 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of New Orleans’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 42.18 percent compared to last year to $6.22 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 12.46 percent compared to last year to $6.2 billion.
  • Soybeans rose 28.72 percent compared to last year to $3.53 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 33.46 percent compared to last year to $3.26 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 3.75 percent compared to last year to $2.41 billion.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import fell 9.17 percent compared to last year to $6.1 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 5.79 percent compared to last year to $4.32 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 13.14 percent compared to last year to $2.71 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 18.83 percent compared to last year to $2.1 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 357.75 percent compared to last year to $2.08 billion.

Last year Port of New Orleans posted total trade with the world of $137.49 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.21 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $67.64 billion and imports came to $69.85 billion.

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