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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Civilian aircraft, parts

Civilian aircraft, parts, the No. 1 export by value totaled $12.2 billion for the month of December, $130.38 billion through December of 2018, and $121.12 billion for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1China$18.22 B
2France$13.44 B
3United Kingdom$11.29 B
4Canada$8.97 B
5Germany$8.45 B
6Brazil$6.03 B
7Japan$5.64 B
8Singapore$5.64 B
9United Arab Emirates$3.56 B
10Mexico$3.4 B
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $130.38 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $18,328,439,345
2Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $10,921,321,812
3Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $9,874,192,643
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $9,567,031,155
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,351,622,382
6Port of Charleston $7,654,043,878
7Miami International Airport $7,142,132,068
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $6,914,996,698
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $6,849,448,336
10Los Angeles International Airport $5,783,153,094

U.S. exports of Civilian aircraft, parts increased 7.65 percent through December to $130.38 billion

U.S. exports of Civilian aircraft, parts increased 7.65 percent from $121.12 billion to $130.38 billion in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1 for the last full year with a total value of $121.12 billion, a $334.46 million, 0.28 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash., No. 2 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 3 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash., No. 2 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, No. 3 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $18,222,411,515
2France $13,441,878,080
3United Kingdom $11,292,372,688
4Canada $8,971,273,699
5Germany $8,452,790,354
6Brazil $6,028,499,350
7Japan $5,637,391,668
8Singapore $5,635,083,618
9United Arab Emirates $3,563,665,529
10Mexico $3,399,019,541

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SEATTLE, WA $12,823,124,680
2CLEVELAND, OH $4,882,001,118
3HONOLULU, HI $4,351,641,532
4NEW YORK CITY, NY $4,018,835,080
5CHICAGO, IL $3,802,144,518
6MIAMI, FL $3,761,761,164
7SAVANNAH, GA $3,395,598,004
8NEW ORLEANS, LA $3,303,890,422
9CHARLESTON, SC $3,145,585,738
10LOS ANGELES, CA $2,819,098,174

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Everett, Wash. fell 15.24 percent compared to last year to $18.33 billion.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rose 20.44 percent compared to last year to $10.92 billion.
  • Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii rose 7.39 percent compared to last year to $9.87 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 14.99 percent compared to last year to $9.57 billion.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 14.53 percent compared to last year to $8.35 billion.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 China increased $1.96 billion, 12.03 percent, (13.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 France increased $1.68 billion, 14.26 percent, (10.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $2.16 billion, 23.6 percent, (8.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $697.4 million, 8.43 percent, (6.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $1.6 billion, 23.26 percent, (6.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.31 percent of all these Civilian aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $60.38 billion of the $130.38 billion total.

All totaled, 43.75 percent of all these Civilian aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $57.04 billion of the $130.38 billion total