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Birmingham International Airport, Ala.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade totaled $1.68 million for the month of October, $108.45 million through October of 2018, and $286.27 million 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 Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1United Arab Emirates$89.33 M
2Germany$7.47 M
3Belgium$2.3 M
4Hungary$1.66 M
5Czech Republic$1.17 M
6Japan$1.05 M
7France$779,916
8Switzerland$779,050
9China$657,215
10Sweden$418,330

Overall Rank

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade decreases 26.87 percent through October

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade with the world fell 26.87 percent, from $148.31 million to $108.45 million 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.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala. ranked No. 216 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. 198. It finished No. 183 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 Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s top trade parters were No. 1 United Arab Emirates, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Hungary and No. 5 Czech Republic . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Arab Emirates, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary and Czech Republic, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Arab Emirates fell 0 percent to $89.33 million.
    Exports totaled $89.33 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 79.2 percent to $7.47 million.
    Exports totaled $61,580. Imports fell 79.37 percent to $7.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Belgium rose 1048.43 percent to $2.3 million.
    Exports totaled $2.26 million. Imports fell 78.57 percent to $42,964.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hungary fell 58.67 percent to $1.66 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 58.67 percent to $1.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Czech Republic fell 69.5 percent to $1.17 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 69.5 percent to $1.17 million.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 93.99 percent of its trade with the world.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala. had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 39 through October. That compares with five surpluses and 39 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $89.33 million; Belgium, $2.22 million; and Cuba, $100,118. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Germany, $7.35 million; Hungary, $1.66 million; and Czech Republic, $1.17 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, in that order. Those accounted for 99.76 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Medical equipment for physicals; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; Automatic regulating instruments, parts; and Motor vehicle engines, accounting for 42.9 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts totaled $89.33 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $2.26 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents totaled $271,621. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 96.85 percent compared to last year to $183,072.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood totaled $98,439. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 68.91 percent compared to last year to $3.33 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 124.35 percent compared to last year to $1.15 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders fell 56.72 percent compared to last year to $854,757.
  • Automatic regulating instruments, parts fell 71.64 percent compared to last year to $804,426.
  • Motor vehicle engines fell 50.34 percent compared to last year to $758,202.

Last year Birmingham International Airport, Ala. posted total trade with the world of $122.74 million. The Port’s surplus was $62.7 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $92.72 million and imports came to $30.02 million.