|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$2.41 B|
|2||Cell phones, related equipment||$1.74 B|
|3||Computer chips||$1.51 B|
|4||Frozen fish||$1.17 B|
|5||Zinc ores and concentrates||$1.06 B|
|6||Fish fillets, chilled or frozen||$811.82 M|
|7||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$654.2 M|
|8||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$612.74 M|
|9||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$473.24 M|
|10||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$404.66 M|
|1||Computer chips||$8.08 B|
|2||Computer parts||$4.95 B|
|4||Cell phones, related equipment||$3.26 B|
|5||Unrecorded media for audio||$3.16 B|
|6||Value added to a returned import||$1.46 B|
|7||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$1.17 B|
|8||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$803.86 M|
|9||Gasoline, other fuels||$727.42 M|
|10||Medical technology||$604.48 M|
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska’s trade increases 10.27 percent through October
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska’s trade with the world rose 10.27 percent, from $49.71 billion to $54.82 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.
During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska ranked No. 17 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 18. It finished No. 18 in the last full year.
The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.
Through October Anchorage International Airport, Alaska’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 China rose 4.67 percent to $18.81 billion.
Exports rose 11.45 percent to $3.41 billion. Imports rose 3.27 percent to $15.4 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 Malaysia rose 4.06 percent to $9.06 billion.
Exports rose 12.93 percent to $888.59 million. Imports rose 3.18 percent to $8.17 billion.
- Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 11.42 percent to $5.72 billion.
Exports rose 12.02 percent to $3.76 billion. Imports rose 10.29 percent to $1.96 billion.
- Trade with No. 4 South Korea rose 19.08 percent to $4.12 billion.
Exports rose 20.44 percent to $1.53 billion. Imports rose 18.3 percent to $2.59 billion.
- Trade with No. 5 Taiwan rose 10.33 percent to $3.5 billion.
Exports rose 11.89 percent to $940.77 million. Imports rose 9.77 percent to $2.56 billion.
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 75.16 percent of its trade with the world.
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska had trade surpluses with 89 countries and deficits with 91 through October. That compares with 87 surpluses and 89 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Hong Kong, $2.36 billion; Japan, $1.81 billion; and Canada, $256.91 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $11.99 billion; Malaysia, $7.28 billion; and Taiwan, $1.61 billion.
Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Computer chips; Frozen fish; and Zinc ores and concentrates, in that order. Those accounted for 43.54 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computer chips; Computer parts; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Unrecorded media for audio, accounting for 62.46 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Anchorage International Airport, Alaska’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 13.81 percent compared to last year to $2.41 billion.
- Cell phones, related equipment rose 3.9 percent compared to last year to $1.74 billion.
- Computer chips rose 11.97 percent compared to last year to $1.51 billion.
- Frozen fish fell 3.25 percent compared to last year to $1.17 billion.
- Zinc ores and concentrates rose 5.83 percent compared to last year to $1.06 billion.
On the import side:
- Computer chips rose 4.64 percent compared to last year to $8.08 billion.
- Computer parts rose 16.32 percent compared to last year to $4.95 billion.
- Computers fell 6.63 percent compared to last year to $3.49 billion.
- Cell phones, related equipment rose 6.51 percent compared to last year to $3.26 billion.
- Unrecorded media for audio fell 9.65 percent compared to last year to $3.16 billion.
Last year Anchorage International Airport, Alaska posted total trade with the world of $57.49 billion. The Port’s deficit was $20.79 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $18.35 billion and imports came to $39.14 billion.