Birmingham International Airport, Ala.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade totaled $1.09 million for the month of May, $7.82 million through May of 2020, and $43.55 million for all of 2019, 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
1Germany$2.43 M
2Hungary$1.84 M
3Mexico$680,463
4Finland$494,491
5United Kingdom$459,431
6Portugal$363,265
7Italy$341,542
8China$305,124
9Canada$202,289
10Romania$136,111

Overall Rank

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade decreases 46.86 percent through May

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade with the world fell 46.86 percent, from $14.72 million to $7.82 million through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala. ranked No. 257 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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 May Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Hungary, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Finland and No. 5 United Kingdom. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 67.98 percent to $2.43 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.43 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Hungary rose 27.02 percent to $1.84 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 2978.44 percent to $1.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico rose 642.83 percent to $680,463.
    Exports rose 378.56 percent to $438,379. Imports totaled $242,084.
  • Trade with No. 4 Finland totaled $494,491.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $494,491.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom rose 95.16 percent to $459,431.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $459,431.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 75.52 percent of its trade with the world.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala. had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with 28 through May. That compares with 38 surpluses and two deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Mexico, $196,295; Guatemala, $0; and Norway, $0. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Germany, $2.43 million; Hungary, $1.84 million; and Finland, $494,491.

Through May its top exports were Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Vehicle audio systems; Motor vehicle parts; Electric storage batteries; and Miscellaneous electrical machinery, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Vehicle audio systems; Motor vehicle parts; Electric storage batteries; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; and Electrical boards, panels and switches, accounting for 60.06 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s exports:

  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $438,379. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Vehicle audio systems totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric storage batteries totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Vehicle audio systems rose 308.52 percent compared to last year to $1.77 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 72.11 percent compared to last year to $1.07 million.
  • Electric storage batteries rose 362.33 percent compared to last year to $770,119.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 26.73 percent compared to last year to $427,154.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches rose 154.96 percent compared to last year to $395,285.

Last year Birmingham International Airport, Ala. posted total trade with the world of $43.55 million. The Port’s deficit was $21.88 million. Exports totaled $10.84 million and imports came to $32.71 million.