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Port of Seattle, Wash.

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s trade totaled $2.28 billion for the month of March, $7.53 billion through March of 2019, and $30.19 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
1China$3.18 B
2Canada$767.81 M
3South Korea$521.17 M
4Japan$280.36 M
5Australia$195.08 M
6Vietnam$189.8 M
7Taiwan$186.56 M
8Germany$149.29 M
9Indonesia$128.52 M
10Italy$113.93 M

Overall Rank

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s trade increases 10.46 percent through March

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 10.46 percent, from $6.82 billion to $7.53 billion through the first three 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 $1.01 trillion, with exports at $408.22 billion and imports at $598.47 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 1.42 percent and imports rose 0.13 percent.

Port of Seattle, Wash. ranked No. 31 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through March 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; Port of Newark; Chicago O’Hare International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through March Port of Seattle, Wash.’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Australia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Canada, South Korea, Japan and Australia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 0.09 percent to $3.18 billion.
    Exports fell 26.64 percent to $411.04 million. Imports rose 5.58 percent to $2.77 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 6.14 percent to $767.81 million.
    Exports rose 7.46 percent to $729.84 million. Imports fell 14.02 percent to $37.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea fell 3.11 percent to $521.17 million.
    Exports rose 5.89 percent to $214.94 million. Imports fell 8.56 percent to $306.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 28.2 percent to $280.36 million.
    Exports rose 20.04 percent to $186.26 million. Imports rose 48.13 percent to $94.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Australia fell 5.94 percent to $195.08 million.
    Exports fell 10.41 percent to $79.62 million. Imports fell 2.59 percent to $115.46 million.

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s top five trading partners through March accounted for 65.63 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Seattle, Wash. had trade surpluses with 77 countries and deficits with 82 through March. That compares with 69 surpluses and 87 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through March of this year were with Canada, $691.87 million; Japan, $92.16 million; and The Netherlands, $57.02 million. The top three deficits through March of this year were with China, $2.36 billion; Vietnam, $144.93 million; and South Korea, $91.29 million.

Through March it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Soybeans; Corn; Potatoes, prepared, frozen; and Gasoline, other fuels, in that order. Those accounted for 45.23 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Defense-related aircraft, parts; Furniture, parts; Motor vehicle parts; Plastic shoes; and Athletic, other textile shoes, accounting for 14.19 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Seattle, Wash.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 13.82 percent compared to last year to $624.12 million.
  • Soybeans rose 7.5 percent compared to last year to $225.9 million.
  • Corn rose 7.75 percent compared to last year to $119.66 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen rose 37.07 percent compared to last year to $106.79 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 120.96 percent compared to last year to $95.37 million.

On the import side:

  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 11.41 percent compared to last year to $175.07 million.
  • Furniture, parts rose 0.96 percent compared to last year to $145.99 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 68.19 percent compared to last year to $134.81 million.
  • Plastic shoes rose 25 percent compared to last year to $128.65 million.
  • Athletic, other textile shoes rose 40.59 percent compared to last year to $116.7 million.

Last year Port of Seattle, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $21.66 billion. The Port’s deficit was $8.74 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $6.46 billion and imports came to $15.2 billion.