|1||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$1.32 B|
|3||Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade||$864.94 M|
|4||Civilian aircraft, parts||$575.94 M|
|5||Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard||$521.41 M|
|6||Chicken and other poultry||$489.28 M|
|7||Motor vehicle parts||$381.42 M|
|9||Commercial vehicles||$272.91 M|
|10||Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades||$272.02 M|
|1||Prepared foods, beverages||$2.16 B|
|2||Motor vehicle parts||$2.13 B|
|3||Medicines in individual dosages||$1.5 B|
|4||Self-propelled heavy construction machinery||$1.24 B|
|5||Furniture, parts||$978.3 M|
|6||Plastic floor and wall coverings||$792.46 M|
|7||Rubber tires||$791.79 M|
|8||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$786.09 M|
|9||Saws, drills and other hand tools||$665.04 M|
|10||Misc. raw materials for industrial manufacturing||$558.59 M|
Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade increases 6.8 percent through July
Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade with the world rose 6.8 percent, from $59.53 billion to $63.58 billion through the first seven 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 $2.41 trillion, with exports at $956.44 billion and imports at $1.45 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.06 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports rose 0.38 percent.
Port of Savannah, Ga. ranked No. 10 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July 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 July 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. Through the same period of the previous year, 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 4.51 percent to $15.12 billion.
Exports fell 21.29 percent to $1.61 billion. Imports fell 2.02 percent to $13.52 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 21.78 percent to $4.18 billion.
Exports rose 8.81 percent to $517.4 million. Imports rose 23.86 percent to $3.66 billion.
- Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 20.48 percent to $3.82 billion.
Exports fell 8.76 percent to $458.27 million. Imports rose 25.98 percent to $3.36 billion.
- Trade with No. 4 India rose 14.06 percent to $3.27 billion.
Exports rose 40.13 percent to $674.44 million. Imports rose 8.8 percent to $2.59 billion.
- Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 10.54 percent to $3.09 billion.
Exports rose 5.26 percent to $909.32 million. Imports fell 15.82 percent to $2.18 billion.
Port of Savannah, Ga.’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 46.36 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Savannah, Ga. had trade surpluses with 131 countries and deficits with 79 through July. That compares with 130 surpluses and 75 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with Australia, $1.35 billion; The Netherlands, $362.58 million; and United Arab Emirates, $307.49 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with China, $11.91 billion; Japan, $3.15 billion; and South Korea, $2.9 billion.
Through July 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 25.72 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Prepared foods, beverages; Motor vehicle parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; and Furniture, parts, accounting for 17.37 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Savannah, Ga.’s exports:
- Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 10.43 percent compared to last year to $1.32 billion.
- Cotton rose 2.27 percent compared to last year to $1.2 billion.
- Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 0.23 percent compared to last year to $864.94 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 7.7 percent compared to last year to $575.94 million.
- Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard fell 29.67 percent compared to last year to $521.41 million.
On the import side:
- Prepared foods, beverages rose 27.15 percent compared to last year to $2.16 billion.
- Motor vehicle parts rose 18.66 percent compared to last year to $2.13 billion.
- Medicines in individual dosages rose 3.48 percent compared to last year to $1.5 billion.
- Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 18.41 percent compared to last year to $1.24 billion.
- Furniture, parts fell 5.34 percent compared to last year to $978.3 million.
Last year Port of Savannah, Ga. posted total trade with the world of $102.67 billion. The Port’s deficit was $46.18 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and India. Exports totaled $28.25 billion and imports came to $74.42 billion.