Trade statistics

Cargo volumes

Total TEUs

2.1 million
Intermodal lifts 531,818

Total tonnage

19 million short tons

Auto units

183,305

Grain

2.8 million short tons

Breakbulk cargo

223,005 short tons
Logs 41.7 million board feet

Vessel calls

1,276
Value of international trade $52.1 billion

Top trading partners, value of two-way trade

  1. China/Hong Kong - $21.5 billion
  2. Japan - $14.3 billion
  3. South Korea - $4.5 billion
  4. Taiwan - $3.2 billion
  5. Vietnam - $1.4 billion
  6. Thailand - $1 billion
  7. Australia - $971 million
  8. Malaysia - $544 million
  9. Indonesia - $457 million
  10. Singapore - $377 million 

​**Puget Sound's annual trade with Alaska is estimated at $5.4 billion, according to the 2015 update to the Ties The Bind Study.

Top export commodities by value 

  1. Industrial machinery and computers - $1.3 billion
  2. Oil seeds and grains - $1.3 billion
  3. Prepared vegetables, fruit and nuts - $617 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals - $500 million
  5. Paper and paper products - $459 million
  6. Fish and seafood - $411 million
  7. Meat and meat products - $393 million
  8. Edible fruit and nuts - $364 million
  9. Wood and wood products - $315 million
  10. Dairy products - $280 million

Value of international exports totaled $10 billion.

Top import commodities by value

  1. Industrial machinery and computers - $7.8 billion
  2. Electronics - $7.1 billion
  3. Vehicles and parts - $6.6 billion
  4. Toys, games and sports equipment - $2.2 billion
  5. Furniture - $1.8 billion
  6. Iron and steel products - $1.3 billion
  7. Plastics - $1.3 billion
  8. Footwear - $1.1 billion
  9. Aircraft and parts - $1.1 billion
  10. Knit apparel - $1 billion

Value of international imports totaled $42.1 billion.

Monthly cargo reports

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Monthly cargo volumes are reported for the alliance. View the monthly reports