France

France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through November with a total of $87.97 billion. Exports totaled $34.47 billion and Imports totaled $53.5 billion, a deficit of $19.03 billion.

January – November 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $87.97 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $10,219,111,008
2Port of Newark $8,783,490,973
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,764,407,895
4Port of New Orleans $5,029,104,268
5Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,795,982,260
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $4,011,929,703
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $3,988,515,374
8Port of Houston $2,715,957,544
9Los Angeles International Airport $2,700,901,449
10Port of Charleston $2,287,144,610

U.S. trade with France rose to $87.97 billion through November

France’s trade with the United States rose to $87.97 billion through the first 11 months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.96 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to France increased 3.24 percent while U.S. imports from France rose 11.24 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $19.03 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 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 39.32 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 15.14 percent to $10.22 billion.
    Exports fell 28.82 percent to $4.09 billion. Imports fell 2.64 percent to $6.12 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 0.29 percent to $8.78 billion.
    Exports fell 21.89 percent to $565.67 million. Imports rose 2.29 percent to $8.22 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 12.38 percent to $5.76 billion.
    Exports rose 17.59 percent to $3.03 billion. Imports rose 7.13 percent to $2.74 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 10.85 percent to $5.03 billion.
    Exports fell 0.22 percent to $2.05 billion. Imports rose 20 percent to $2.98 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 5.97 percent to $4.8 billion.
    Exports fell 3.14 percent to $2.08 billion. Imports rose 14.22 percent to $2.71 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 $3.81 trillion, down 1.42 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.32 percent to $1.51 trillion; imports dropped 1.48 percent to $2.3 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 $786.7 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $800.89 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through November were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; and Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, respectively. They accounted for 48.07 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 42.04 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2.2 percent compared to last year to $12.67 billion.
  • Oil rose 305.35 percent compared to last year to $1.42 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 24.45 percent compared to last year to $935.13 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 3.58 percent compared to last year to $817.69 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 236.64 percent compared to last year to $728.62 million.

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

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 53 percent compared to last year to $8.24 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 29.12 percent compared to last year to $4.98 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 13.51 percent compared to last year to $4.17 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 11.73 percent compared to last year to $2.57 billion.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 10.06 percent compared to last year to $2.53 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.