Port of Portsmouth, N.H.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s trade totaled $21.18 million for the month of May, $352.58 million through May of 2020, and $1.35 billion 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$180.78 M
2Ireland$74.09 M
3France$40.62 M
4Equatorial Guinea$15.17 M
5Congo (Brazzaville)$6.25 M
6Chile$5.41 M
7Qatar$4.82 M
8United Kingdom$4.7 M
9Germany$3.49 M
10Italy$3.46 M

Overall Rank

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s trade decreases 45.42 percent through May

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s trade with the world fell 45.42 percent, from $646.01 million to $352.58 million through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H. ranked No. 143 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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 May Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 France, No. 4 Equatorial Guinea and No. 5 Congo (Brazzaville). Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Arab Emirates, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 24.92 percent to $180.78 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 742.36 percent to $180.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland rose 107.55 percent to $74.09 million.
    Exports fell 63.77 percent to $12.5 million. Imports rose 5054.72 percent to $61.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 France rose 7753.79 percent to $40.62 million.
    Exports rose 4419.75 percent to $23.25 million. Imports rose 595411 percent to $17.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Equatorial Guinea totaled $15.17 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $15.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $6.25 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $6.25 million.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 89.89 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H. had trade surpluses with 21 countries and deficits with 16 through May. That compares with 23 surpluses and 26 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with France, $5.87 million; Qatar, $4.82 million; and United Kingdom, $4.69 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Canada, $180.78 million; Ireland, $49.09 million; and Equatorial Guinea, $15.17 million.

Through May its top exports were Satellites, related equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; Lard; Other Pig Fat and Poultry Fat, Rendered 1501; Exports military apparel, military equipment; and Misc. aircraft parts, in that order. Those accounted for 81.79 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Returned exports, without change; Petroleum products; LNG, other petroleum gases; and Satellites, related equipment, accounting for 93.84 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s exports:

  • Satellites, related equipment totaled $13.51 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 12.54 percent compared to last year to $12.5 million.
  • Lard; Other Pig Fat and Poultry Fat, Rendered 1501 rose 41.33 percent compared to last year to $7.87 million.
  • Exports military apparel, military equipment totaled $6.73 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. aircraft parts totaled $1.97 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 66.85 percent compared to last year to $139.97 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 34.13 percent compared to last year to $61.27 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 10.54 percent compared to last year to $39.05 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 45.22 percent compared to last year to $24.34 million.
  • Satellites, related equipment fell 4.99 percent compared to last year to $17.38 million.

Last year Port of Portsmouth, N.H. posted total trade with the world of $1.35 billion. The Port’s surplus was $223.38 million. Exports totaled $788.11 million and imports came to $564.73 million.