|1||Optical fibers||$98.39 M|
|2||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$79.55 M|
|3||Civilian aircraft, parts||$73.17 M|
|4||X-ray apparatus||$66.31 M|
|5||Glass in rods, tubes or balls||$30.75 M|
|6||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$27.67 M|
|7||Cell phones, related equipment||$25.82 M|
|8||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$23.04 M|
|9||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$21.93 M|
|10||Motor vehicle parts||$17.72 M|
|1||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$82.22 M|
|2||Value added to a returned import||$58.19 M|
|3||Navigational equipment||$50.2 M|
|4||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$49.27 M|
|5||Electric storage batteries||$43.97 M|
|6||Power supplies, transformers||$37.88 M|
|7||Misc. medical chemical re-agents||$35.48 M|
|8||Pumps for dispensing liquids||$32.89 M|
|9||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$32.74 M|
|10||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$30.35 M|
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade decreases 12.76 percent through October
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 12.76 percent, from $2.37 billion to $2.07 billion 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.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 121 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. 111. It finished No. 116 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 Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 France, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Hungary . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Hungary and France, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 5.18 percent to $637.12 million.
Exports fell 0.39 percent to $252.55 million. Imports fell 8.08 percent to $384.56 million.
- Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 55.66 percent to $364.53 million.
Exports rose 85.9 percent to $160.11 million. Imports rose 38.08 percent to $204.42 million.
- Trade with No. 3 France rose 22.45 percent to $141.62 million.
Exports rose 19.19 percent to $50.76 million. Imports rose 24.35 percent to $90.86 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Italy rose 36.16 percent to $118.6 million.
Exports rose 77.33 percent to $31.25 million. Imports rose 25.72 percent to $87.35 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Hungary fell 25.45 percent to $108.23 million.
Exports fell 63.48 percent to $16.94 million. Imports fell 7.59 percent to $91.29 million.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 66.2 percent of its trade with the world.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 77 countries and deficits with 65 through October. That compares with 87 surpluses and 61 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with India, $33.66 million; Singapore, $15.17 million; and Poland, $14.54 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Germany, $132.01 million; Hungary, $74.35 million; and Italy, $56.1 million.
Through October it’s top exports were Optical fibers; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Civilian aircraft, parts; X-ray apparatus; and Glass in rods, tubes or balls, in that order. Those accounted for 44.14 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Value added to a returned import; Navigational equipment; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Electric storage batteries, accounting for 22.16 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s exports:
- Optical fibers fell 4.1 percent compared to last year to $98.39 million.
- Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 642.66 percent compared to last year to $79.55 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 32.6 percent compared to last year to $73.17 million.
- X-ray apparatus fell 7.24 percent compared to last year to $66.31 million.
- Glass in rods, tubes or balls rose 3608.86 percent compared to last year to $30.75 million.
On the import side:
- Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks fell 2.03 percent compared to last year to $82.22 million.
- Value added to a returned import fell 24.49 percent compared to last year to $58.19 million.
- Navigational equipment rose 34.63 percent compared to last year to $50.2 million.
- Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 23.9 percent compared to last year to $49.27 million.
- Electric storage batteries rose 7.33 percent compared to last year to $43.97 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $613.38 million and imports came to $1.37 billion.