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France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through November with a total of $81.48 billion. Exports totaled $33.39 billion and Imports totaled $48.09 billion, a deficit of $14.7 billion.

January – November 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $81.48 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $12,042,918,440
2Port of Newark $8,758,274,652
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,129,398,457
4Port of New Orleans $4,536,963,737
5Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,525,850,474
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,729,329,427
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $3,468,709,927
8Los Angeles International Airport $2,456,563,367
9Port of Houston $2,375,012,241
10Port of Charleston $2,177,222,151

U.S. trade with France rose to $81.48 billion through November

France’s trade with the United States rose to $81.48 billion through the first 11 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.13 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. France’s exports increased 8 percent while imports rose 8.21 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $14.7 billion.

Through November, 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 42.95 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 17.72 percent to $12.04 billion.
    Exports rose 27.59 percent to $5.75 billion. Imports rose 9.94 percent to $6.29 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 20 percent to $8.76 billion.
    Exports rose 41.53 percent to $724.23 million. Imports rose 18.37 percent to $8.03 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 8.35 percent to $5.13 billion.
    Exports fell 8.61 percent to $2.58 billion. Imports fell 8.09 percent to $2.55 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 11.31 percent to $4.54 billion.
    Exports rose 16.26 percent to $2.05 billion. Imports rose 7.53 percent to $2.48 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 2.79 percent to $4.53 billion.
    Exports rose 4.35 percent to $2.15 billion. Imports rose 1.43 percent to $2.37 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 $3.87 trillion, up 8.92 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.46 percent to $1.53 trillion; imports climbed 9.22 percent to $2.34 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 $806.02 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $728.06 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through November 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 48.33 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 36.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 13.26 percent compared to last year to $12.39 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 12.31 percent compared to last year to $1.24 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 70.69 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Low value shipments rose 10.33 percent compared to last year to $789.41 million.
  • Insulin, hormones and steroids rose 20.07 percent compared to last year to $590.61 million.

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

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 9.99 percent compared to last year to $5.38 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites fell 8.99 percent compared to last year to $3.86 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 15.06 percent compared to last year to $3.68 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 20.29 percent compared to last year to $2.39 billion.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 10.29 percent compared to last year to $2.3 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.