Port of Tacoma handles 2.7 million tons of grain

by World Grain Staff
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, U.S. — The Port of Tacoma handled 2.7 million tons of grain in 2013, according to trade statistics released by the port on Feb. 25.

Overall, the port handled 17.9 million tons of cargo in the year. The total value of international trade was $48.7 billion and domestic trade value was $3 billion.

Oilseeds and grains were the top export commodity by value at $1.6 billion. The value of international exports totaled $11.2 billion, the port said.

The top five trading partners included: China/Hong Kong, $20.2 billion; Japan, $13.6 billion; South Korea, $4 billion; Taiwan, $3.1 billion; and Thailand, $783 million.


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