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France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through August with a total of $63.97 billion. Exports totaled $25.05 billion and Imports totaled $38.92 billion, a deficit of $13.87 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $63.97 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $6,974,799,831
2Port of Newark $6,583,569,865
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,164,196,741
4Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $3,718,707,978
5Port of New Orleans $3,652,492,948
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,028,637,133
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,885,113,069
8Los Angeles International Airport $2,051,955,340
9Port of Houston $1,985,446,216
10Port of Charleston $1,733,892,600

U.S. trade with France rose to $63.97 billion through August

France’s trade with the United States rose to $63.97 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 9.54 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to France increased 4.64 percent while U.S. imports from France rose 12.94 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $13.87 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 39.23 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 16.06 percent to $6.97 billion.
    Exports fell 28.6 percent to $2.96 billion. Imports fell 3.59 percent to $4.02 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 1.86 percent to $6.58 billion.
    Exports fell 11.66 percent to $463.88 million. Imports rose 3.05 percent to $6.12 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 11 percent to $4.16 billion.
    Exports rose 24.05 percent to $2.2 billion. Imports fell 0.74 percent to $1.96 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 14.35 percent to $3.72 billion.
    Exports fell 7.06 percent to $1.52 billion. Imports rose 35.93 percent to $2.2 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 11.47 percent to $3.65 billion.
    Exports fell 0.01 percent to $1.49 billion. Imports rose 21.02 percent to $2.16 billion.

France ranked No. 8 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 8.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through August were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Low value shipments; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, respectively. They accounted for 47.94 percent of total exports to France.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from France –– Aircraft engines, engine parts; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Value added to a returned import; Medicines in individual dosages; and Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors –– accounted for 42.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to France:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 7.6 percent compared to last year to $9.4 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 8.99 percent compared to last year to $848.64 million.
  • Oil rose 179.45 percent compared to last year to $729.17 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 4.46 percent compared to last year to $587.38 million.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 50.07 percent compared to last year to $446.43 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from France:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 73.66 percent compared to last year to $6.39 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 21.2 percent compared to last year to $3.58 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 10.05 percent compared to last year to $2.86 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 12.73 percent compared to last year to $1.91 billion.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 10.17 percent compared to last year to $1.77 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, France recorded $82.47 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Cleveland; New Orleans; Chicago; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to France were $ 33.58 billion and imports from France were $48.89 billion. The U.S. deficit with France was $15.31 billion.