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

Exports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 46 export by value totaled $546.02 million for the month of October, $5.1 billion through October of 2018, and $5.65 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
1Japan$731.02 M
2Saudi Arabia$728.41 M
3Germany$348.9 M
4Italy$295.5 M
5South Korea$286.58 M
6Australia$252.79 M
7United Kingdom$204.09 M
8Taiwan$198.94 M
9United Arab Emirates$191.61 M
10Israel$191.25 M
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U.S. exports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 7.87 percent through October to $5.1 billion

U.S. exports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 7.87 percent from $4.73 billion to $5.1 billion through the first 10 months of 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 46 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 49 for the last full year with a total value of $5.65 billion, a $519.6 million, 8.42 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $731,016,793
2Saudi Arabia $728,409,244
3Germany $348,902,740
4Italy $295,504,886
5South Korea $286,584,848
6Australia $252,787,158
7United Kingdom $204,086,888
8Taiwan $198,941,487
9United Arab Emirates $191,609,928
10Israel $191,250,488

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $236,939,305
2Los Angeles $168,313,206
3Chicago $137,714,197
4San Francisco $51,469,025
5Atlanta/Savannah $50,534,316
6Washington, D.C. $45,697,940
7Cleveland $37,910,586
8Dallas $36,877,409
9Wilmington $34,886,035
10New Orleans $27,978,854

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 19.13 percent compared to last year to $943.74 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 2.52 percent compared to last year to $682.84 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 5.68 percent compared to last year to $377.47 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 57.39 percent compared to last year to $316.47 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 69.4 percent compared to last year to $284.41 million.

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 Japan increased $168.82 million, 30.03 percent, (14.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Saudi Arabia increased $94.09 million, 14.83 percent, (14.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $181.41 million, 108.3 percent, (6.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy increased $70.03 million, 31.06 percent, (5.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $46.02 million, 13.84 percent, (5.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.89 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.39 billion of the $5.1 billion total.

All totaled, 51.1 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.6 billion of the $5.1 billion total