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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2019.

Exports: Civilian aircraft, parts

Civilian aircraft, parts, the No. 1 export by value totaled $10.18 billion for the month of May, $51.28 billion through May of 2019, and $130.38 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

RankCountryYTD
1France$6.17 B
2Canada$4.75 B
3China$4.71 B
4Germany$4.55 B
5United Kingdom$4.29 B
6Brazil$2.86 B
7Japan$2.57 B
8Singapore$2.5 B
9Mexico$1.75 B
10United Arab Emirates$1.53 B
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January – May 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $51.28 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $5,721,777,628
2Port of Charleston $4,240,459,780
3Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $3,868,045,642
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,718,154,981
5Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $3,198,212,564
6Miami International Airport $3,089,924,451
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,979,729,246
8Port of New Orleans $2,877,121,225
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,685,278,477
10Los Angeles International Airport $2,540,913,116

U.S. exports of Civilian aircraft, parts increased 1.79 percent through May to $51.28 billion

U.S. exports of Civilian aircraft, parts increased 1.79 percent from $50.38 billion to $51.28 billion through the first five months of 2019 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 May 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 $130.38 billion, a $9.26 billion, 7.65 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through May of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 France, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, 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.

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1France $6,165,377,779
2Canada $4,753,895,157
3China $4,709,928,160
4Germany $4,549,860,341
5United Kingdom $4,285,125,188
6Brazil $2,858,361,169
7Japan $2,573,185,064
8Singapore $2,504,745,409
9Mexico $1,746,768,934
10United Arab Emirates $1,527,112,152

January – May 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $9,523,626,451
2Cleveland $3,403,868,937
3Honolulu $3,321,298,914
4New York City $2,888,948,497
5Chicago $2,561,250,095
6Atlanta/Savannah $2,499,502,165
7Miami $2,437,345,710
8New Orleans $2,284,776,383
9Charleston $2,264,439,309
10Los Angeles $2,136,838,298

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Everett, Wash. fell 9.11 percent compared to last year to $5.72 billion.
  • Port of Charleston rose 34.01 percent compared to last year to $4.24 billion.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 38.86 percent compared to last year to $3.87 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.14 percent compared to last year to $3.72 billion.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport fell 22.15 percent compared to last year to $3.2 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 France increased $768.26 million, 14.23 percent, (12.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $504.13 million, 11.86 percent, (9.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $719.98 million, 13.26 percent, (9.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $1.41 billion, 44.87 percent, (8.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $1.35 billion, 24 percent, (8.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.71 percent of all these Civilian aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $24.46 billion of the $51.28 billion total.

All totaled, 40.46 percent of all these Civilian aircraft, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $20.75 billion of the $51.28 billion total