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United Kingdom

United Kingdom ranked No. 7 in total trade value through May with a total of $54.92 billion. Exports totaled $28.74 billion and Imports totaled $26.18 billion, a surplus of $2.56 billion.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $54.92 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $6,041,676,772
2Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $4,086,435,312
3Port of New Orleans $3,486,033,123
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,084,866,664
5Port of Newark $2,613,870,770
6Port of Houston $2,442,316,312
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,155,376,120
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,812,240,915
9Philadelphia International Airport $1,735,516,696
10Los Angeles International Airport $1,705,716,205

U.S. trade with United Kingdom rose to $54.92 billion through May

United Kingdom’s trade with the United States rose to $54.92 billion through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.18 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to United Kingdom increased 0.63 percent while U.S. imports from United Kingdom rose 6.13 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Kingdom was $2.56 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 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Newark. 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 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 35.16 percent of United Kingdom’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 21.17 percent to $6.04 billion.
    Exports fell 28.58 percent to $3.87 billion. Imports fell 3.31 percent to $2.17 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 106.87 percent to $4.09 billion.
    Exports rose 185.17 percent to $3.2 billion. Imports rose 4.01 percent to $887.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 26.57 percent to $3.49 billion.
    Exports rose 39.37 percent to $1.77 billion. Imports rose 15.65 percent to $1.72 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 13.25 percent to $3.08 billion.
    Exports rose 18.7 percent to $1.59 billion. Imports rose 7.95 percent to $1.49 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark fell 23.44 percent to $2.61 billion.
    Exports fell 9.4 percent to $655.47 million. Imports fell 27.22 percent to $1.96 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. 6.

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 United Kingdom by value through May were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Gold; Oil; Medicines in individual dosages; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, respectively. They accounted for 43.72 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 36.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 24 percent compared to last year to $4.29 billion.
  • Gold rose 34.82 percent compared to last year to $4.15 billion.
  • Oil rose 38.59 percent compared to last year to $1.97 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 31.76 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 31.33 percent compared to last year to $972.39 million.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 6.18 percent compared to last year to $3.71 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 13.01 percent compared to last year to $2.15 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 27.07 percent compared to last year to $1.5 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 48.92 percent compared to last year to $1.32 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 15.97 percent compared to last year to $992.13 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.