January – July 2017

Port of Los Angeles Top Trading Partners

Total trade: $160.05 billion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $78,667,702,422
2Japan $20,568,651,684
3Vietnam $10,019,266,156
4South Korea $9,011,193,409
5Taiwan $7,334,948,354
6Thailand $5,718,301,694
7Indonesia $3,921,166,715
8Malaysia $2,474,245,620
9Germany $1,768,400,441
10Philippines $1,756,626,683

January – July 2017

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $2.21 trillion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $342,796,069,687
2Canada $334,703,689,769
3Mexico $318,272,610,056
4Japan $116,729,021,955
5Germany $96,657,771,567
6South Korea $70,172,968,159
7United Kingdom $62,069,988,956
8France $45,706,966,413
9India $42,153,295,048
10Taiwan $38,680,933,074

Port of Los Angeles’s trade increases 4.59 percent through July

Port of Los Angeles’s trade with the world rose 4.59 percent, from $153.02 billion to $160.05 billion through the first seven months of 2017 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 $2.21 trillion, with exports at $879.69 billion and imports at $1.33 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 6.67 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 6.31 percent and imports rose 6.91 percent.

Port of Los Angeles ranked No. 1 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2017. During the same period of 2016 it ranked No. 1. It finished No. 1 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; Laredo World Trade Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through July Port of Los Angeles’s top five trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan . Through the same period of the previous year, the top five spots were held by China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan, respectively

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 5.48 percent to $78.67 billion.
    Exports rose 16.32 percent to $5.12 billion. Imports rose 4.8 percent to $73.55 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 6.76 percent to $20.57 billion.
    Exports fell 13.96 percent to $3.29 billion. Imports fell 5.24 percent to $17.27 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Vietnam rose 20.93 percent to $10.02 billion.
    Exports rose 20.14 percent to $805.13 million. Imports rose 21 percent to $9.21 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Korea rose 8.17 percent to $9.01 billion.
    Exports fell 1.29 percent to $2.17 billion. Imports rose 11.56 percent to $6.85 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Taiwan rose 3.94 percent to $7.33 billion.
    Exports rose 21.69 percent to $1.15 billion. Imports rose 1.19 percent to $6.18 billion.

Port of Los Angeles’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 78.48 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Los Angeles had trade surpluses with 71 countries and deficits with 134 through July. That compares with 70 surpluses and 140 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with Hong Kong, $743.32 million; Singapore, $455.72 million; and Belgium, $125.1 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with China, $68.43 billion; Japan, $13.98 billion; and Vietnam, $8.41 billion.

January – July 2017

Top Exports from Port of Los Angeles

Total Exports: $20.5 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Cotton $1,297,577,495
2Motor vehicle parts $574,659,537
3Frozen beef $537,408,794
4Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. $477,226,116
5Motor vehicles for transporting people $426,688,707
6Prepared foods, beverages $386,209,827
7Scrap iron, steel $368,382,251
8Paper, paperboard scrap $324,848,519
9Soybeans $314,144,134
10Raw hides, skins of cows, horses $272,122,124

January – July 2017

Top Imports from Port of Los Angeles

Total Imports: $139.54 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Motor vehicles for transporting people $6,897,272,867
2Computers $5,453,704,574
3Motor vehicle parts $4,946,478,746
4Printers, all types, parts $3,876,675,494
5TVs, computer monitors $3,746,099,291
6Furniture, parts $3,318,899,855
7Shoes made of textile $2,679,796,575
8Cell phones, related equipment $2,611,467,840
9Seats, excluding barber, dental $2,487,875,848
10Leather shoes $2,332,348,663

Through July it’s top five exports by value July were Cotton; Motor vehicle parts; Frozen beef; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, in that order. Those accounted for 16.16 percent of its total outbound trade. The value of the Port’s top five imports July were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Computers; Motor vehicle parts; Printers, all types, parts; and TVs, computer monitors, accounted for 17.86 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Los Angeles’s exports:

  • Cotton rose 105.99 percent compared to last year to $1.3 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 7.49 percent compared to last year to $574.66 million.
  • Frozen beef rose 52.6 percent compared to last year to $537.41 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 41.82 percent compared to last year to $477.23 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 18.13 percent compared to last year to $426.69 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 18.4 percent compared to last year to $6.9 billion.
  • Computers rose 21.36 percent compared to last year to $5.45 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 8.5 percent compared to last year to $4.95 billion.
  • Printers, all types, parts rose 1.07 percent compared to last year to $3.88 billion.
  • TVs, computer monitors rose 16.74 percent compared to last year to $3.75 billion.

Last year Port of Los Angeles posted total trade with the world of $273.53 billion. The Port’s deficit was $208.18 billion . At the end of the year, the region’s top five partners were Canada, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $32.67 billion and imports came to $240.85 billion.