Top Exports From MobileTotal Exports From Mobile: $3,757,935,629
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
|1||Oil, not crude||$1,067,233,764|
|2||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$308,096,423|
|3||Chemical woodpulp, not dissolving grade||$215,990,572|
|4||Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen||$141,930,789|
|5||Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard||$139,025,053|
|6||Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers||$77,619,147|
|9||Polyamides, primary forms||$55,350,985|
|10||Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic||$52,134,704|
Top Imports To MobileTotal Imports To Mobile: $7,901,363,098
|3||Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel||$451,206,608|
|4||Motor vehicle parts||$397,502,447|
|5||Internal combustion engines, including aircraft||$194,569,111|
|6||Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide||$163,763,538|
|8||Internal combustion piston engines, including airc||$140,566,631|
|9||Oil, not crude||$132,323,057|
|10||Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614||$105,337,357|
Top Mobile Trading PartnersTotal Mobile trade: $11,659,298,727
Top US Trading PartnersTotal U.S. trade for all countries: $1,240,094,299,613
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
Mobile’s trade decreases -14.53 percent through April
Mobile’s trade with the world rose to $11,659,298,727 through the first four months of 2013, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s -14.53 percent decreases the Customs district’s total trade during the same time period last year. The district’s exports decreased -15.55 percent while imports dropped -14.03 percent.
Through April the district’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Panama. Through the first four months of the last year, top five spots were held by Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Panama and Venezuela, respectively.
Taking a closer look at the leading trade partners with Mobile:
- No.1 Mexico’s trade fell -23.18 percent to $1,535,176,652.
Exports fell -0.18 percent to $295,961,607. Imports fell -27.18 percent to $1,239,215,045.
- No.2 Germany’s trade fell -6.05 percent to $972,189,310.
Exports fell -17.36 percent to $151,547,267. Imports fell -3.62 percent to $820,642,043.
- No.3 Brazil’s trade fell -51.84 percent to $791,016,991.
Exports fell -52.31 percent to $49,180,297. Imports fell -51.81 percent to $741,836,694.
- No.4 South Korea’s trade fell -7.91 percent to $671,346,579.
Exports fell -37.63 percent to $38,303,800. Imports fell -5.18 percent to $633,042,779.
- No.5 Panama’s trade fell -30.07 percent to $640,006,140.
Exports fell -30.01 percent to $638,829,656. Imports fell -52.99 percent to $1,176,484.
Mobile’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 39.54 percent of its trade with the world. The U.S. average for the same period was 53.19 percent.
Mobile had trade surpluses with 94 countries and deficits with 53 through April. That compares with 87 surpluses and 66 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Panama, $637,653,172; Belgium, $416,163,846; and Singapore, $149,973,370. The top three deficits were with Mexico ($943,253,438), Brazil ($692,656,397) and Germany ($669,094,776).
Meanwhile, total U.S. trade decreased to $1,240,094,299,613, down -0.88 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.32 percent to $4,038,186,093 as imports dropped -1.20 percent to $-15,017,653,007. The nation’s top five trade districts so far this year, by value, are Los Angeles, New York City, Laredo, Houston and Detroit. The overall trade deficit climbed $-214,073,880,779, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $-233,129,719,879.
Mobile’s top five exports by value through April were oil, not crude; medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; chemical woodpulp, not dissolving grade; poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; and misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard, in that order. Those accounted for 49.82 percent of its total outbound trade. The value of the district’s top five imports, oil; medicine; semifinished products of iron, nonalloy steel; motor vehicle parts; and internal combustion engines, including aircraft, accounted for 54.47 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Mobile exports:
- Oil, not crude fell -28.05 percent compared to last year to $1,067,233,764.
- Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 1.40 percent compared to last year to $308,096,423.
- Chemical woodpulp, not dissolving grade rose 0.99 percent compared to last year to $215,990,572.
- Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell -11.82 percent compared to last year to $141,930,789.
- Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 13.96 percent compared to last year to $139,025,053.
On the import side:
- Oil fell -35.29 percent compared to last year to $2,808,841,710.
- Medicine rose 628.58 percent compared to last year to $451,892,839.
- Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel fell -27.20 percent compared to last year to $451,206,608.
- Motor vehicle parts fell -3.47 percent compared to last year to $397,502,447.
- Internal combustion engines, including aircraft fell -14.07 percent compared to last year to $194,569,111.
Last year the Mobile district posted total trade with the world of $39,300,851,047. The district’s deficit was $-13,674,026,973. At year end, the region’s top five partners were Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Venezuela and Panama. Exports totaled $12,813,412,037 and imports came to $26,487,439,010.