|1||Optical fibers||$17.85 M|
|2||Civilian aircraft, parts||$16.2 M|
|3||Scrap of precious metal||$12.5 M|
|4||X-ray apparatus||$11.35 M|
|5||Insulated wire, cable||$9.17 M|
|6||Automatic regulating instruments, parts||$5.49 M|
|7||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$4.58 M|
|8||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$4.24 M|
|9||Jewelry, parts||$3.9 M|
|10||Isotope-separating machinery, nuclear equipment||$3.21 M|
|1||Value added to a returned import||$13.2 M|
|2||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$9.93 M|
|3||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$9.69 M|
|4||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$7.87 M|
|5||Saws, drills and other hand tools||$7.67 M|
|6||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$7.39 M|
|7||Medicines in individual dosages||$5.16 M|
|8||Auxiliary machinery used with textile machines||$5.11 M|
|9||Electric sound or visual signaling equipment||$3.74 M|
|10||Unwrought platinum in various forms||$3.15 M|
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade decreases 19.17 percent through February
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 19.17 percent, from $378.35 million to $305.84 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 128 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Through February Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 France, No. 4 China and No. 5 Hungary . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary, India and Mexico, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 25.01 percent to $112.89 million.
Exports fell 20.16 percent to $51.26 million. Imports fell 28.63 percent to $61.63 million.
- Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom fell 4.67 percent to $64.32 million.
Exports fell 5.47 percent to $31.61 million. Imports fell 3.88 percent to $32.71 million.
- Trade with No. 3 France rose 291.04 percent to $18.19 million.
Exports rose 352.14 percent to $11.31 million. Imports rose 219.99 percent to $6.88 million.
- Trade with No. 4 China rose 30.52 percent to $10.77 million.
Exports rose 6.52 percent to $930,230. Imports rose 33.36 percent to $9.84 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Hungary fell 69.81 percent to $9.09 million.
Exports fell 0.37 percent to $4.21 million. Imports fell 81.15 percent to $4.88 million.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 70.39 percent of its trade with the world.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 55 countries and deficits with 46 through February. That compares with 50 surpluses and 47 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Singapore, $5.12 million; France, $4.43 million; and Saint Maarten, $4.35 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Germany, $10.38 million; China, $8.91 million; and South Korea, $6 million.
Through February it’s top exports were Optical fibers; Civilian aircraft, parts; Scrap of precious metal; X-ray apparatus; and Insulated wire, cable, in that order. Those accounted for 49.54 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Saws, drills and other hand tools, accounting for 28.38 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s exports:
- Optical fibers fell 16.49 percent compared to last year to $17.85 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 28.82 percent compared to last year to $16.2 million.
- Scrap of precious metal totaled $12.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- X-ray apparatus fell 20.12 percent compared to last year to $11.35 million.
- Insulated wire, cable rose 540.23 percent compared to last year to $9.17 million.
On the import side:
- Value added to a returned import fell 8.15 percent compared to last year to $13.2 million.
- Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks fell 23.35 percent compared to last year to $9.93 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 682.59 percent compared to last year to $9.69 million.
- Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 186.59 percent compared to last year to $7.87 million.
- Saws, drills and other hand tools rose 50.32 percent compared to last year to $7.67 million.
Last year Charlotte International Airport, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $1.99 billion. The Port’s deficit was $760.47 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $613.38 million and imports came to $1.37 billion.