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

Exports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 49 export by value totaled $447.56 million for the month of December, $6.01 billion through December 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
1Saudi Arabia$872.91 M
2Japan$836.2 M
3Germany$412.53 M
4Italy$349.12 M
5South Korea$347.02 M
6Australia$305.64 M
7United Kingdom$250.45 M
8Israel$228.12 M
9Taiwan$217.92 M
10United Arab Emirates$210.63 M
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U.S. exports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 6.37 percent through December to $6.01 billion

U.S. exports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 6.37 percent from $5.65 billion to $6.01 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 49 through December 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 December of this 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.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Saudi Arabia $872,911,800
2Japan $836,200,408
3Germany $412,530,634
4Italy $349,123,451
5South Korea $347,018,151
6Australia $305,635,562
7United Kingdom $250,453,108
8Israel $228,116,859
9Taiwan $217,920,018
10United Arab Emirates $210,634,684

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $718,491,974
2LOS ANGELES, CA $501,300,758
3CHICAGO, IL $318,444,874
4SAVANNAH, GA $157,162,040
5SAN FRANCISCO, CA $134,446,696
6CLEVELAND, OH $118,249,456
7WASHINGTON, DC $113,554,316
8DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $101,165,970
9MIAMI, FL $96,107,108
10WILMINGTON, NC $89,562,846

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 15.44 percent compared to last year to $1.1 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 0.48 percent compared to last year to $812.12 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 5.96 percent compared to last year to $464.55 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 43.04 percent compared to last year to $343.9 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 61.52 percent compared to last year to $324.72 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 $143.13 million, 19.61 percent, (14.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $154.17 million, 22.6 percent, (13.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $217.2 million, 111.2 percent, (6.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy increased $95.98 million, 37.92 percent, (5.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $59.02 million, 14.54 percent, (5.77 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.88 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.82 billion of the $6.01 billion total.

All totaled, 50.62 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.04 billion of the $6.01 billion total