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Port of San Francisco, Calif.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade totaled $996.86 million for the month of October, $8.33 billion through October of 2019, and $5.6 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
1Belgium$3.13 B
2China$2.03 B
3Japan$737.33 M
4Ecuador$398.6 M
5South Korea$352.37 M
6United Kingdom$204.66 M
7Russia$159.58 M
8Nigeria$139.52 M
9Mexico$129.12 M
10Saudi Arabia$95.19 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade increases 76.63 percent through October

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 76.63 percent, from $4.72 billion to $8.33 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 San Francisco, Calif. ranked No. 75 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 San Francisco, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Ecuador and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Colombia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Belgium rose 94787 percent to $3.13 billion.
    Exports rose 1561625 percent to $3.12 billion. Imports rose 172.38 percent to $8.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 34.3 percent to $2.03 billion.
    Exports rose 53.93 percent to $1.52 billion. Imports fell 2.6 percent to $512.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 22.81 percent to $737.33 million.
    Exports fell 3.14 percent to $13.44 million. Imports fell 23.1 percent to $723.89 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ecuador rose 525.77 percent to $398.6 million.
    Exports rose 445.22 percent to $345.77 million. Imports rose 18801 percent to $52.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 193.81 percent to $352.37 million.
    Exports rose 312.2 percent to $118.61 million. Imports rose 156.44 percent to $233.76 million.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 79.83 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. had trade surpluses with 21 countries and deficits with 88 through October. That compares with 16 surpluses and 91 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Belgium, $3.11 billion; China, $1.01 billion; and Ecuador, $292.94 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Japan, $710.44 million; Russia, $159.51 million; and Nigeria, $139.52 million.

Through October its top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 99.63 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Electric storage batteries; Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicle parts; and Coffee, accounting for 52.84 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 374.85 percent compared to last year to $4.89 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 56.67 percent compared to last year to $460.85 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 36.54 percent compared to last year to $54.03 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 750.03 percent compared to last year to $43.8 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 56.65 percent compared to last year to $4.64 million.

On the import side:

  • Electric storage batteries fell 30.47 percent compared to last year to $621.15 million.
  • Oil fell 7.84 percent compared to last year to $484.5 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 108.32 percent compared to last year to $150.67 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 101.49 percent compared to last year to $144.53 million.
  • Coffee fell 38.1 percent compared to last year to $108.75 million.

Last year Port of San Francisco, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $5.6 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.18 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Colombia. Exports totaled $1.71 billion and imports came to $3.89 billion.

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