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United Kingdom ranked No. 7 in total trade value through February with a total of $21.07 billion. Exports totaled $11.88 billion and Imports totaled $9.18 billion, a surplus of $2.7 billion.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $21.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,570,919,977
2Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,226,030,241
3Port of New Orleans $1,209,038,395
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,114,186,383
5Port of Houston $937,878,143
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $874,354,105
7Port of Newark $872,884,812
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $698,569,260
9Los Angeles International Airport $650,675,090
10Port of Brunswick, Ga. $566,218,991

U.S. trade with United Kingdom rose to $21.07 billion through February

United Kingdom’s trade with the United States rose to $21.07 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.88 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. United Kingdom’s exports increased 14.35 percent while imports fell 3.38 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Kingdom was $2.7 billion.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Houston. 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 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 38.25 percent of United Kingdom’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 18.48 percent to $2.57 billion.
    Exports fell 18.27 percent to $1.87 billion. Imports fell 19.01 percent to $704.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 222.58 percent to $2.23 billion.
    Exports rose 424.46 percent to $1.9 billion. Imports fell 1.28 percent to $323.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 19.02 percent to $1.21 billion.
    Exports rose 22.17 percent to $577.88 million. Imports rose 16.28 percent to $631.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 3.84 percent to $1.11 billion.
    Exports rose 6.37 percent to $600.53 million. Imports fell 13.54 percent to $513.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 106.36 percent to $937.88 million.
    Exports rose 174.75 percent to $707.74 million. Imports rose 16.89 percent to $230.14 million.

United Kingdom ranked No. 7 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 7.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 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 $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to United Kingdom by value through February were the categories of Gold; Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Medicines in individual dosages; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, respectively. They accounted for 46.55 percent of total exports to United Kingdom.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from United Kingdom –– Motor vehicles for transporting people; Value added to a returned import; Medicines in individual dosages; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Aircraft engines, engine parts –– accounted for 37.46 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to United Kingdom:

  • Gold rose 94.42 percent compared to last year to $2 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 11.14 percent compared to last year to $1.6 billion.
  • Oil rose 486.78 percent compared to last year to $973.31 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 58.03 percent compared to last year to $515.16 million.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 44.41 percent compared to last year to $448.43 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from United Kingdom:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 0.37 percent compared to last year to $1.57 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 1.64 percent compared to last year to $781.5 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 62.71 percent compared to last year to $419.1 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 36.93 percent compared to last year to $349.03 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 9.06 percent compared to last year to $320.26 million.

In the latest annual figures available, United Kingdom recorded $109.4 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; New Orleans; Los Angeles; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to United Kingdom were $ 56.33 billion and imports from United Kingdom were $53.07 billion. The U.S. surplus with United Kingdom was $3.25 billion.