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Germany ranked No. 5 in total trade value through September with a total of $141.34 billion. Exports totaled $45.27 billion and Imports totaled $96.07 billion, a deficit of $50.8 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $141.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $12,481,887,035
2Port of Newark $10,217,062,310
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,025,487,480
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $9,839,353,915
5Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $8,460,815,834
6Port of New Orleans $7,378,673,894
7Port of Virginia $6,111,778,709
8Port of Houston $5,767,201,583
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $5,651,677,098
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,033,770,750

U.S. trade with Germany rose to $141.34 billion through September

Germany’s trade with the United States rose to $141.34 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.98 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Germany increased 4.11 percent while U.S. imports from Germany rose 2.45 percent. The U.S. deficit with Germany was $50.8 billion.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Charleston; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Charleston No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 36.1 percent of Germany’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston rose 12.27 percent to $12.48 billion.
    Exports rose 23.4 percent to $3.58 billion. Imports rose 8.34 percent to $8.9 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 2.28 percent to $10.22 billion.
    Exports rose 37.09 percent to $985.25 million. Imports fell 5.18 percent to $9.23 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 5.91 percent to $10.03 billion.
    Exports rose 3.82 percent to $3.32 billion. Imports rose 6.98 percent to $6.71 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 5.53 percent to $9.84 billion.
    Exports rose 11.31 percent to $5.08 billion. Imports fell 0.02 percent to $4.76 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 27.15 percent to $8.46 billion.
    Exports fell 0.34 percent to $1.31 billion. Imports rose 33.9 percent to $7.15 billion.

Germany ranked No. 5 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 5.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Germany by value through September were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 38.62 percent of total exports to Germany.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Germany –– Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Value added to a returned import; and Motor vehicle parts –– accounted for 34.91 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 29.56 percent compared to last year to $7.81 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 15 percent compared to last year to $5.18 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 36.31 percent compared to last year to $2.15 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 0.42 percent compared to last year to $1.3 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 69.57 percent compared to last year to $1.04 billion.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 2.04 percent compared to last year to $13.6 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 43.97 percent compared to last year to $6.8 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 8.37 percent compared to last year to $5.85 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 21.52 percent compared to last year to $4.07 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 6.32 percent compared to last year to $3.22 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, Germany recorded $171.24 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Charleston; Chicago; and Cleveland. Total U.S. exports to Germany were $ 53.49 billion and imports from Germany were $117.74 billion. The U.S. deficit with Germany was $64.25 billion.

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