Port of Savannah, Ga.

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade totaled $8.41 billion for the month of December, $108.14 billion for all of 2019, and $102.67 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

RankPort2019
1China$25.85 B
2Japan$7.23 B
3South Korea$6.76 B
4India$5.56 B
5Germany$4.83 B
6Singapore$4.16 B
7Vietnam$3.3 B
8Italy$3.27 B
9United Kingdom$3.2 B
10Australia$2.77 B

Overall Rank

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade increases 5.32 percent in 2019.

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade with the world rose 5.32 percent, from $102.67 billion to $108.14 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

In 2019, the nation’s total trade was $4.14 trillion, with exports at $1.65 trillion and imports at $2.49 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.46 percent compared to 2018. Exports fell 1.13 percent and imports fell 1.67 percent.

Port of Savannah, Ga. ranked No. 10 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings in 2019.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — in 2019, by value, were Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In 2019 Port of Savannah, Ga.’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 India and No. 5 Germany. In 2018, the top trade partners were held by China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and India, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 8.37 percent to $25.85 billion.
    Exports fell 17.65 percent to $2.66 billion. Imports fell 7.17 percent to $23.19 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 21.08 percent to $7.23 billion.
    Exports rose 0.99 percent to $895.08 million. Imports rose 24.58 percent to $6.33 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 18.99 percent to $6.76 billion.
    Exports fell 5.59 percent to $824.19 million. Imports rose 23.45 percent to $5.94 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 India rose 12.31 percent to $5.56 billion.
    Exports rose 18.7 percent to $1.03 billion. Imports rose 10.95 percent to $4.53 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 19.46 percent to $4.83 billion.
    Exports rose 3.16 percent to $1.52 billion. Imports fell 26.81 percent to $3.31 billion.

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s top five trading partners in 2019 accounted for 46.46 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Savannah, Ga. had trade surpluses with 136 countries and deficits with 76 in 2019. That compares with 126 surpluses and 85 deficits for 2018. The top three surpluses were with Australia, $2.23 billion; United Arab Emirates, $617.96 million; and The Netherlands, $602.34 million. The top three deficits were with China, $20.53 billion; Japan, $5.44 billion; and South Korea, $5.11 billion.

In 2019 its top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Cotton; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard, in that order. Those accounted for 25.52 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Prepared foods, beverages; Medicines in individual dosages; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; and Furniture, parts, accounting for 16.32 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Savannah, Ga.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 21.3 percent compared to last year to $2.33 billion.
  • Cotton rose 8.92 percent compared to last year to $1.58 billion.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 1.99 percent compared to last year to $1.48 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 4.12 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard fell 30.59 percent compared to last year to $895.38 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 13.3 percent compared to last year to $3.6 billion.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 14.85 percent compared to last year to $3.03 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 6.8 percent compared to last year to $2.43 billion.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 13.74 percent compared to last year to $2.05 billion.
  • Furniture, parts fell 6.81 percent compared to last year to $1.67 billion.

In 2018 Port of Savannah, Ga. posted total trade with the world of $102.67 billion. The Port’s deficit was $46.18 billion. Exports totaled $28.25 billion and imports came to $74.42 billion.