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France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through May with a total of $35.71 billion. Exports totaled $14.37 billion and Imports totaled $21.34 billion, a deficit of $6.98 billion.

January – May 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $35.71 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,303,144,181
2 Port of Newark $3,882,223,908
3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,354,381,754
4 Port of New Orleans $1,968,076,657
5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $1,890,563,884
6 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $1,870,586,412
7 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,500,364,920
8 Los Angeles International Airport $1,135,856,847
9 Port of Houston $1,008,246,862
10 Port of Charleston $915,920,294

U.S. trade with France rose to $35.71 billion through May

France’s trade with the United States rose to $35.71 billion through the first five months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.46 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. France’s exports increased 4.31 percent while imports rose 11.44 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $6.98 billion.

Through May, 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 43.12 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 32.33 percent to $5.3 billion.
    Exports rose 28.15 percent to $2.35 billion. Imports rose 35.85 percent to $2.96 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 28.73 percent to $3.88 billion.
    Exports rose 29.11 percent to $316.56 million. Imports rose 28.69 percent to $3.57 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 7.35 percent to $2.35 billion.
    Exports fell 10.74 percent to $1.1 billion. Imports fell 4.13 percent to $1.25 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 9.74 percent to $1.97 billion.
    Exports rose 16.98 percent to $867.62 million. Imports rose 4.64 percent to $1.1 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 5.39 percent to $1.89 billion.
    Exports rose 23.46 percent to $971.78 million. Imports fell 8.74 percent to $918.78 million.

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 $1.71 trillion, up 9.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 9.66 percent to $684.76 billion; imports climbed 9.01 percent to $1.02 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 $336.38 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $312.27 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through May were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Insulin, hormones and steroids, respectively. They accounted for 46.92 percent of total exports to France.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from France –– Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Value added to a returned import; Medicines in individual dosages; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork –– accounted for 37.25 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 17.88 percent compared to last year to $5.4 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 37.98 percent compared to last year to $381.04 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 7.97 percent compared to last year to $341.66 million.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 32.59 percent compared to last year to $314.44 million.
  • Insulin, hormones and steroids rose 41.38 percent compared to last year to $306.78 million.

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

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites fell 1.85 percent compared to last year to $2.02 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 10.79 percent compared to last year to $2.01 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 11.35 percent compared to last year to $1.59 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 44.27 percent compared to last year to $1.17 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 100.14 percent compared to last year to $1.16 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.