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Birmingham International Airport, Ala.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade totaled $2.2 million for the month of August, $33 million through August of 2019, and $111.46 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
1Germany$11.38 M
2United Kingdom$11.03 M
3Hungary$2.53 M
4Poland$1.14 M
5Czech Republic$1.02 M
6China$905,080
7France$831,630
8Canada$719,317
9Austria$470,542
10Portugal$387,581

Overall Rank

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade decreases 68.84 percent through August

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s trade with the world fell 68.84 percent, from $105.91 million to $33 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.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala. ranked No. 249 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 Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Hungary, No. 4 Poland and No. 5 Czech Republic. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany rose 70.68 percent to $11.38 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 71.46 percent to $11.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 13508 percent to $11.03 million.
    Exports totaled $10 million. Imports rose 1173.35 percent to $1.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Hungary rose 75.54 percent to $2.53 million.
    Exports totaled $59,735. Imports rose 71.39 percent to $2.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Poland rose 298.65 percent to $1.14 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 298.65 percent to $1.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Czech Republic rose 9.19 percent to $1.02 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 9.19 percent to $1.02 million.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 82.08 percent of its trade with the world.

Birmingham International Airport, Ala. had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 41 through August. That compares with four surpluses and 37 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with United Kingdom, $8.97 million; Canada, $293,851; and Sierra Leone, $5,124. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Germany, $11.38 million; Hungary, $2.41 million; and Poland, $1.14 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; TVs, computer monitors; Motor vehicle parts; Computer parts; and Electric motor, generator parts, in that order. Those accounted for 99.93 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Pumps for dispensing liquids; Vehicle audio systems; Compressors and pumps; and Misc. plastic articles, accounting for 52.85 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 6429.87 percent compared to last year to $10.6 million.
  • TVs, computer monitors totaled $47,165. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $25,924. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computer parts totaled $12,570. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric motor, generator parts totaled $6,976. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 106.18 percent compared to last year to $5.28 million.
  • Pumps for dispensing liquids rose 3368.27 percent compared to last year to $2.94 million.
  • Vehicle audio systems rose 413.75 percent compared to last year to $1.27 million.
  • Compressors and pumps rose 190.33 percent compared to last year to $1.27 million.
  • Misc. plastic articles rose 139.86 percent compared to last year to $1.02 million.

Last year Birmingham International Airport, Ala. posted total trade with the world of $111.46 million. The Port’s surplus was $73.32 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and Czech Republic. Exports totaled $92.39 million and imports came to $19.07 million.