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France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through October with a total of $73.77 billion. Exports totaled $30.3 billion and Imports totaled $43.47 billion, a deficit of $13.18 billion.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $73.77 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $11,050,343,586
2Port of Newark $8,035,111,846
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,636,227,705
4Port of New Orleans $4,106,021,228
5Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,027,774,559
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,401,609,011
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $3,093,497,196
8Los Angeles International Airport $2,266,928,412
9Port of Houston $2,157,654,906
10Port of Charleston $1,866,810,469

U.S. trade with France rose to $73.77 billion through October

France’s trade with the United States rose to $73.77 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.85 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. France’s exports increased 8.28 percent while imports rose 9.25 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $13.18 billion.

Through October, 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 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. 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 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 43.18 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 21.94 percent to $11.05 billion.
    Exports rose 29.65 percent to $5.35 billion. Imports rose 15.51 percent to $5.7 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 20.1 percent to $8.04 billion.
    Exports rose 39.99 percent to $670.12 million. Imports rose 18.57 percent to $7.36 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 9.33 percent to $4.64 billion.
    Exports fell 11.21 percent to $2.29 billion. Imports fell 7.41 percent to $2.35 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 10.31 percent to $4.11 billion.
    Exports rose 16.93 percent to $1.88 billion. Imports rose 5.29 percent to $2.23 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 4.54 percent to $4.03 billion.
    Exports rose 13.03 percent to $2 billion. Imports fell 2.67 percent to $2.03 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. 9.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Low value shipments; and Insulin, hormones and steroids, respectively. They accounted for 48.48 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; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors –– accounted for 36.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 16.27 percent compared to last year to $11.21 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 16.9 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 85.65 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
  • Low value shipments rose 9.8 percent compared to last year to $716.83 million.
  • Insulin, hormones and steroids rose 16.72 percent compared to last year to $540.12 million.

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

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 10.38 percent compared to last year to $4.88 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites fell 10.17 percent compared to last year to $3.51 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 11.01 percent compared to last year to $3.25 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 65.01 percent compared to last year to $2.12 billion.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 8.87 percent compared to last year to $2.07 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.