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Port of Newark

Port of Newark’s trade totaled $16.16 billion for the month of November, $179.31 billion through November of 2018, and $171.69 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
1China$32.8 B
2Germany$12.79 B
3India$12.18 B
4Italy$11.8 B
5France$8.76 B
6Japan$8.09 B
7Switzerland$7.33 B
8United Kingdom$7.15 B
9South Korea$5.75 B
10Israel$4.75 B

Overall Rank

Port of Newark’s trade increases 14.83 percent through November

Port of Newark’s trade with the world rose 14.83 percent, from $156.15 billion to $179.31 billion through the first 11 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 $3.86 trillion, with exports at $1.53 trillion and imports at $2.33 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 8.64 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.46 percent and imports rose 8.77 percent.

Port of Newark ranked No. 5 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through November of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 5. It finished No. 5 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 November Port of Newark’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 India, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Germany, India, Italy and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 6.92 percent to $32.8 billion.
    Exports fell 4.05 percent to $777.95 million. Imports rose 7.21 percent to $32.03 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 6.6 percent to $12.79 billion.
    Exports fell 0.74 percent to $902.03 million. Imports rose 7.21 percent to $11.89 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 India rose 21.51 percent to $12.18 billion.
    Exports rose 26.41 percent to $688.08 million. Imports rose 21.23 percent to $11.49 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy rose 22.16 percent to $11.8 billion.
    Exports fell 30.16 percent to $405.94 million. Imports rose 25.51 percent to $11.39 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 20 percent to $8.76 billion.
    Exports rose 41.53 percent to $724.23 million. Imports rose 18.37 percent to $8.03 billion.

Port of Newark’s top five trading partners through November accounted for 43.68 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Newark had trade surpluses with 53 countries and deficits with 167 through November. That compares with 59 surpluses and 167 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through November of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $309.66 million; Kuwait, $147.47 million; and Iraq, $61.8 million. The top three deficits through November of this year were with China, $31.25 billion; Germany, $10.99 billion; and Italy, $10.99 billion.

Through November it’s top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Scrap of precious metal; Scrap iron, steel; and Gasoline, other fuels, in that order. Those accounted for 26.75 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Medicines in individual dosages; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; and Oil, accounting for 22.2 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Newark’s exports:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 6.24 percent compared to last year to $1.29 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 53.61 percent compared to last year to $1.08 billion.
  • Scrap of precious metal rose 38.78 percent compared to last year to $633.24 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 33.59 percent compared to last year to $626.52 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 53.68 percent compared to last year to $445.42 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 3.32 percent compared to last year to $11.27 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 55.03 percent compared to last year to $8.96 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 37.09 percent compared to last year to $7.93 billion.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 159.19 percent compared to last year to $4.16 billion.
  • Oil rose 16.67 percent compared to last year to $4.11 billion.

Last year Port of Newark posted total trade with the world of $162.83 billion. The Port’s deficit was $132.97 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $14.93 billion and imports came to $147.9 billion.