Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 42 export by value totaled $663.75 million for the month of December, $6.53 billion in 2019, and $6.01 billion for all of 2018, 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

RankCountry2019
1Saudi Arabia$1.15 B
2Japan$822.04 M
3Italy$413.73 M
4South Korea$367.93 M
5Australia$291.86 M
6United Kingdom$273.38 M
7Taiwan$244.96 M
8Kuwait$240.11 M
9Turkey$215.01 M
10Israel$213.86 M
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U.S. exports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 8.67 percent through December 2019 to $6.53 billion

U.S. exports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 8.67 percent from $6.01 billion to $6.53 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 42 in 2019 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 $6.01 billion, a $359.95 million, 6.37 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Australia. 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 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, Dela..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Japan, 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Saudi Arabia $1,151,197,158
2Japan $822,035,838
3Italy $413,733,963
4South Korea $367,926,136
5Australia $291,855,477
6United Kingdom $273,384,628
7Taiwan $244,955,159
8Kuwait $240,113,648
9Turkey $215,006,673
10Israel $213,863,073

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $455,738,282
2Los Angeles $325,145,470
3Chicago $178,023,661
4Wilmington $124,186,990
5Atlanta/Savannah $109,254,714
6San Francisco $91,598,896
7Cleveland $77,822,852
8Washington, D.C. $73,125,963
9Dallas $72,181,478
10Miami $60,320,303

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 3.54 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 16.51 percent compared to last year to $946.19 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 51.46 percent compared to last year to $703.62 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 22.22 percent compared to last year to $271.77 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 117.74 percent compared to last year to $269.78 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 Saudi Arabia increased $278.29 million, 31.88 percent, (17.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $14.16 million, 1.69 percent, (12.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy increased $64.61 million, 18.51 percent, (6.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $20.91 million, 6.03 percent, (5.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Australia decreased $13.78 million, 4.51 percent, (4.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.65 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $3.05 billion of the $6.53 billion total.

All totaled, 50.94 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $3.33 billion of the $6.53 billion total