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France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through March with a total of $23.87 billion. Exports totaled $9.73 billion and Imports totaled $14.14 billion, a deficit of $4.41 billion.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $23.87 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,693,763,843
2Port of Newark $2,230,954,740
3Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $1,599,744,806
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,486,138,072
5Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $1,471,693,393
6Port of New Orleans $1,311,048,508
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $983,478,690
8Los Angeles International Airport $692,152,597
9Port of Houston $671,119,168
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $633,485,250

U.S. trade with France rose to $23.87 billion through March

France’s trade with the United States rose to $23.87 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 18.08 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. France’s exports increased 20.53 percent while imports rose 16.45 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $4.41 billion.

Through March, 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 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta 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 39.73 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.09 percent to $2.69 billion.
    Exports rose 8.32 percent to $1.28 billion. Imports fell 6.32 percent to $1.42 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 2.1 percent to $2.23 billion.
    Exports rose 13.39 percent to $183.79 million. Imports rose 1.2 percent to $2.05 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 38.2 percent to $1.6 billion.
    Exports fell 15.3 percent to $496.95 million. Imports rose 93.18 percent to $1.1 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 15.07 percent to $1.49 billion.
    Exports rose 31.63 percent to $744.13 million. Imports rose 2.17 percent to $742 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 30.61 percent to $1.47 billion.
    Exports rose 4.47 percent to $419.54 million. Imports rose 45.09 percent to $1.05 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 $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through March were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Insulin, hormones and steroids; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 46.59 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 43.71 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 21.84 percent compared to last year to $3.51 billion.
  • Oil rose 130.2 percent compared to last year to $297.71 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 81.43 percent compared to last year to $249.86 million.
  • Insulin, hormones and steroids rose 44.63 percent compared to last year to $239.19 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 22.27 percent compared to last year to $236.61 million.

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

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 117.36 percent compared to last year to $2.45 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 18.52 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 37.38 percent compared to last year to $1.18 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 17.3 percent compared to last year to $625.15 million.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 10.43 percent compared to last year to $575.19 million.

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.