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Port of Seattle, Wash.

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s trade totaled $2.35 billion for the month of April, $9.17 billion through April of 2018, and $26.24 billion for all of 2017, 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$4.16 billion
2Canada$910.31 million
3South Korea$720.77 million
4Japan$316.55 million
5Australia$281.73 million
6Taiwan$270.46 million
7Vietnam$214.98 million
8Italy$196.08 million
9Indonesia$171.45 million
10Hong Kong$139.49 million

Overall Rank

Top Exports

RankCommodityYTD
1Civilian aircraft, parts$685.1 million
2Soybeans$263.98 million
3Corn$200.23 million
4Potatoes, prepared, frozen$117.5 million
5Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc.$102.67 million
6Fresh apples, pears$86.69 million
7Gasoline, other fuels$83.81 million
8Misc. articles of stone, mineral substance$67.7 million
9Frozen fish$67.47 million
10Beans, peas, dried or shelled$51.04 million

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Defense-related aircraft, parts$201.89 million
2Furniture, parts$196.01 million
3Plastic shoes$131.65 million
4Seats, excluding barber, dental$130.02 million
5Coffee$116.96 million
6Motor vehicle parts$110.31 million
7Shoes made of textile$102.29 million
8Leather shoes$86.91 million
9Computers$84.48 million
10Air conditioning machines$79.29 million
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Port of Seattle, Wash.’s trade increases 29.87 percent through April

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 29.87 percent, from $7.06 billion to $9.17 billion through the first four months of 2018 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 trillion, with exports at $540 billion and imports at $803 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 8.96 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.82 percent and imports rose 9.05 percent.

Port of Seattle, Wash. ranked No. 33 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through April of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 42. It finished No. 34 in the last full year.

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

Through April Port of Seattle, Wash.’s 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 were held by China, South Korea, Australia, Canada and Japan, respectively

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 29.48 percent to $4.16 billion.
    Exports rose 9.48 percent to $757.15 million. Imports rose 34.98 percent to $3.4 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 237.26 percent to $910.31 million.
    Exports rose 335.5 percent to $854.5 million. Imports fell 24.28 percent to $55.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 49.54 percent to $720.77 million.
    Exports rose 33.21 percent to $285.82 million. Imports rose 62.64 percent to $434.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 46.13 percent to $316.55 million.
    Exports rose 37.97 percent to $217.83 million. Imports rose 68.05 percent to $98.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Australia fell 2.88 percent to $281.73 million.
    Exports rose 28.25 percent to $117.21 million. Imports fell 17.2 percent to $164.52 million.

Port of Seattle, Wash.’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 69.65 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Seattle, Wash. had trade surpluses with 71 countries and deficits with 92 through April. That compares with 72 surpluses and 91 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Canada, $798.69 million; Hong Kong, $119.59 million; and Japan, $119.1 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with China, $2.64 billion; South Korea, $149.13 million; and Indonesia, $104.99 million.

Through April it’s were Civilian aircraft, parts; Soybeans; Corn; Potatoes, prepared, frozen; and Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 41.43 percent of its total outbound trade. The value of the Port’s were Defense-related aircraft, parts; Furniture, parts; Plastic shoes; Seats, excluding barber, dental; and Coffee, accounted for 13.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 701.52 percent compared to last year to $685.1 million.
  • Soybeans fell 20.48 percent compared to last year to $263.98 million.
  • Corn rose 20 percent compared to last year to $200.23 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen rose 49.98 percent compared to last year to $117.5 million.
  • Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc. rose 19.46 percent compared to last year to $102.67 million.

On the import side:

  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 0.26 percent compared to last year to $201.89 million.
  • Furniture, parts rose 28.52 percent compared to last year to $196.01 million.
  • Plastic shoes fell 17.38 percent compared to last year to $131.65 million.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 23.08 percent compared to last year to $130.02 million.
  • Coffee rose 5.01 percent compared to last year to $116.96 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 region’s were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $6.46 billion and imports came to $15.2 billion.