United Kingdom

United Kingdom ranked No. 7 in total trade value through November with a total of $121.19 billion. Exports totaled $63.58 billion and Imports totaled $57.61 billion, a surplus of $5.98 billion.

January – November 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $121.19 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $16,230,707,169
2Port of New Orleans $8,289,721,273
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,518,946,359
4Port of Newark $5,954,130,768
5Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $5,909,244,159
6Port of Houston $5,031,621,035
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,852,110,275
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $4,055,738,148
9Los Angeles International Airport $3,890,648,211
10Port of Charleston $3,468,619,891

U.S. trade with United Kingdom rose to $121.19 billion through November

United Kingdom’s trade with the United States rose to $121.19 billion through the first 11 months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.32 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to United Kingdom increased 4.76 percent while U.S. imports from United Kingdom rose 3.83 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Kingdom was $5.98 billion.

Through November, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Port of Newark; 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 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 35.4 percent of United Kingdom’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 8.82 percent to $16.23 billion.
    Exports rose 13.47 percent to $11.11 billion. Imports fell 0.07 percent to $5.12 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 23.78 percent to $8.29 billion.
    Exports rose 31.2 percent to $4.31 billion. Imports rose 16.64 percent to $3.98 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 3.54 percent to $6.52 billion.
    Exports fell 2.01 percent to $3.08 billion. Imports rose 9.06 percent to $3.44 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark fell 16.76 percent to $5.95 billion.
    Exports fell 7.18 percent to $1.5 billion. Imports fell 19.55 percent to $4.46 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 16.29 percent to $5.91 billion.
    Exports rose 21.05 percent to $3.98 billion. Imports rose 7.54 percent to $1.93 billion.

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 $3.81 trillion, down 1.42 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.32 percent to $1.51 trillion; imports dropped 1.48 percent to $2.3 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 $786.7 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $800.89 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to United Kingdom by value through November were the categories of Gold; Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 43.48 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; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Gasoline, other fuels –– accounted for 38.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gold rose 81.61 percent compared to last year to $9.92 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 14.13 percent compared to last year to $9.03 billion.
  • Oil rose 34.44 percent compared to last year to $4.56 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 24.44 percent compared to last year to $2.12 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 12.86 percent compared to last year to $2.01 billion.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1.58 percent compared to last year to $8.85 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 12.26 percent compared to last year to $5.19 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 9.3 percent compared to last year to $3.05 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 26.05 percent compared to last year to $2.82 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 10.92 percent compared to last year to $2.23 billion.

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.