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Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s trade totaled $32.5 million for the month of August, $519.02 million through August of 2019, and $602.72 million 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 Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1United Kingdom$250.07 M
2India$77.5 M
3Egypt$33.14 M
4Italy$22.66 M
5Afghanistan$15.39 M
6Ireland$13.89 M
7Canada$12.96 M
8Germany$11.37 M
9Indonesia$10.91 M
10South Korea$7.89 M

Overall Rank

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s trade increases 42.25 percent through August

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s trade with the world rose 42.25 percent, from $364.87 million to $519.02 million through the first eight months of 2019 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. ranked No. 157 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2019.

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; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through August Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 India, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Afghanistan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, India, Egypt, Iraq and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom rose 126.13 percent to $250.07 million.
    Exports rose 137.85 percent to $241.08 million. Imports fell 2.58 percent to $8.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 42.24 percent to $77.5 million.
    Exports fell 30.11 percent to $12.31 million. Imports rose 76.79 percent to $65.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Egypt fell 27.67 percent to $33.14 million.
    Exports fell 27.67 percent to $33.14 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy rose 593.98 percent to $22.66 million.
    Exports fell 13.52 percent to $740,051. Imports rose 809.71 percent to $21.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Afghanistan rose 150.74 percent to $15.39 million.
    Exports rose 150.74 percent to $15.39 million. There were no imports.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 76.83 percent of its trade with the world.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. had trade surpluses with 66 countries and deficits with 36 through August. That compares with 77 surpluses and 36 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with United Kingdom, $232.1 million; Egypt, $33.14 million; and Afghanistan, $15.39 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with India, $52.89 million; Italy, $21.18 million; and Ireland, $11.07 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; Medical equipment for physicals; and Defense-related aircraft, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 74.78 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Computers; Vanilla Beans; and Computer parts, accounting for 69.04 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 194.73 percent compared to last year to $162.17 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 21.03 percent compared to last year to $82.36 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts fell 11.01 percent compared to last year to $16.8 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 8.36 percent compared to last year to $6.27 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 40.2 percent compared to last year to $6.25 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 207.09 percent compared to last year to $58.85 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 10812 percent compared to last year to $19.79 million.
  • Computers rose 10021 percent compared to last year to $12.03 million.
  • Vanilla Beans fell 61.7 percent compared to last year to $7.94 million.
  • Computer parts totaled $6.87 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. posted total trade with the world of $602.72 million. The Port’s surplus was $278.48 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were United Kingdom, India, Egypt, Germany and Iraq. Exports totaled $440.6 million and imports came to $162.12 million.