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France ranked No. 8 in total trade value through May with a total of $41.26 billion. Exports totaled $16.31 billion and Imports totaled $24.94 billion, a deficit of $8.63 billion.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $41.26 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,689,179,360
2Port of Newark $3,944,221,728
3Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $2,640,000,866
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,486,807,796
5Port of New Orleans $2,260,857,718
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,100,697,064
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,739,848,980
8Port of Charleston $1,208,923,781
9Port of Houston $1,176,333,542
10Los Angeles International Airport $1,145,445,335

U.S. trade with France rose to $41.26 billion through May

France’s trade with the United States rose to $41.26 billion through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 15.54 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to France increased 13.56 percent while U.S. imports from France rose 16.87 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $8.63 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 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. 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 38.83 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 11.58 percent to $4.69 billion.
    Exports fell 16.75 percent to $1.95 billion. Imports fell 7.47 percent to $2.73 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 1.6 percent to $3.94 billion.
    Exports rose 2.98 percent to $326 million. Imports rose 1.47 percent to $3.62 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 39.64 percent to $2.64 billion.
    Exports fell 5.49 percent to $918.39 million. Imports rose 87.38 percent to $1.72 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 5.62 percent to $2.49 billion.
    Exports rose 16.43 percent to $1.29 billion. Imports fell 3.91 percent to $1.2 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 14.88 percent to $2.26 billion.
    Exports rose 10.43 percent to $958.08 million. Imports rose 18.38 percent to $1.3 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 $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through May were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Low value shipments; and Insulin, hormones and steroids, respectively. They accounted for 48.15 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 43.57 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 14.23 percent compared to last year to $6.17 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 48.7 percent compared to last year to $566.62 million.
  • Oil rose 122.6 percent compared to last year to $387.9 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 12.95 percent compared to last year to $385.91 million.
  • Insulin, hormones and steroids rose 14.02 percent compared to last year to $349.78 million.

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

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 104.01 percent compared to last year to $4.1 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 27.89 percent compared to last year to $2.58 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 22.27 percent compared to last year to $1.94 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 3.48 percent compared to last year to $1.22 billion.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 7.56 percent compared to last year to $1.03 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.