Charlotte International Airport, N.C.

Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade totaled $24.85 million for the month of June, $492.29 million through June of 2020, and $2.21 billion 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$144.32 M
2United Kingdom$89.19 M
3Mexico$25.49 M
4Ireland$23.81 M
5Italy$18.95 M
6France$16.28 M
7China$15.1 M
8Canada$14.48 M
9The Netherlands$13.52 M
10Hungary$12.24 M

Overall Rank

Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade decreases 54.17 percent through June

Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 54.17 percent, from $1.07 billion to $492.29 million through the first six 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 $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.

Charlotte International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 125 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June 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 June Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Italy. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, United Kingdom, France, Ireland and Italy, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 57.34 percent to $144.32 million.
    Exports fell 61.97 percent to $56.25 million. Imports fell 53.75 percent to $88.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom fell 54.13 percent to $89.19 million.
    Exports fell 54.62 percent to $39.48 million. Imports fell 53.74 percent to $49.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico fell 7.44 percent to $25.49 million.
    Exports fell 47.96 percent to $2.51 million. Imports rose 1.15 percent to $22.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ireland fell 63.94 percent to $23.81 million.
    Exports fell 87.17 percent to $3.71 million. Imports fell 45.87 percent to $20.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Italy fell 66.12 percent to $18.95 million.
    Exports fell 66.33 percent to $2.16 million. Imports fell 66.09 percent to $16.79 million.

Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 61.3 percent of its trade with the world.

Charlotte International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 60 countries and deficits with 51 through June. That compares with 62 surpluses and 63 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Singapore, $4.63 million; The Netherlands, $4.54 million; and Belgium, $2.87 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Germany, $31.82 million; Mexico, $20.47 million; and Ireland, $16.39 million.

Through June its top exports were X-ray apparatus; Civilian aircraft, parts; Optical fibers; Medical instruments; and Cell phones, related equipment, in that order. Those accounted for 41.94 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Seats, excluding barber, dental; Medicines in individual dosages; Misc. aircraft parts; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Returned exports, without change, accounting for 23.31 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s exports:

  • X-ray apparatus fell 44.5 percent compared to last year to $21.61 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 44.39 percent compared to last year to $20.72 million.
  • Optical fibers fell 73.46 percent compared to last year to $13.99 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 25.05 percent compared to last year to $12.02 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 30.61 percent compared to last year to $6.84 million.

On the import side:

  • Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 45.77 percent compared to last year to $17.06 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 32.6 percent compared to last year to $16.28 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts fell 46.47 percent compared to last year to $15.2 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks fell 58.72 percent compared to last year to $12.43 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 73.67 percent compared to last year to $12 million.

Last year Charlotte International Airport, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $2.21 billion. The Port’s deficit was $589.32 million. Exports totaled $811.61 million and imports came to $1.4 billion.