|1||Optical fibers||$67.29 M|
|2||Insulated wire, cable||$54.2 M|
|3||X-ray apparatus||$51.32 M|
|4||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$47.76 M|
|5||Civilian aircraft, parts||$46.73 M|
|6||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$21.96 M|
|7||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$14.68 M|
|8||Cell phones, related equipment||$13.19 M|
|9||Scrap of precious metal||$12.5 M|
|10||Automatic regulating instruments, parts||$10.73 M|
|1||Value added to a returned import||$57.82 M|
|2||Medicines in individual dosages||$53.71 M|
|3||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$48.22 M|
|4||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$42 M|
|5||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$41.74 M|
|6||Saws, drills and other hand tools||$22.9 M|
|7||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$22.9 M|
|8||Auxiliary machinery used with textile machines||$22.84 M|
|10||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$20.72 M|
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade decreases 8.97 percent through August
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 8.97 percent, from $1.66 billion to $1.51 billion 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.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 124 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 Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 France, 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, Hungary, France and Italy, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 17.33 percent to $442.8 million.
Exports fell 13.58 percent to $187.71 million. Imports fell 19.89 percent to $255.1 million.
- Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom fell 14.68 percent to $260.4 million.
Exports fell 17.48 percent to $110.08 million. Imports fell 12.51 percent to $150.32 million.
- Trade with No. 3 France rose 62.98 percent to $144.96 million.
Exports rose 103.13 percent to $63.66 million. Imports rose 41.13 percent to $81.3 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Ireland rose 136.79 percent to $131.37 million.
Exports rose 65.69 percent to $52.38 million. Imports rose 231 percent to $78.99 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Italy fell 1.89 percent to $83.22 million.
Exports fell 60.56 percent to $8.58 million. Imports rose 18.36 percent to $74.63 million.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 70.47 percent of its trade with the world.
Charlotte International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 67 countries and deficits with 68 through August. That compares with 77 surpluses and 60 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Singapore, $10.45 million; Saint Maarten, $7.69 million; and Poland, $6.39 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Germany, $67.39 million; Italy, $66.05 million; and United Kingdom, $40.23 million.
Through August its top exports were Optical fibers; Insulated wire, cable; X-ray apparatus; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Civilian aircraft, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 45.83 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Medicines in individual dosages; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, accounting for 26.33 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Charlotte International Airport, N.C.’s exports:
- Optical fibers fell 17.85 percent compared to last year to $67.29 million.
- Insulated wire, cable rose 736.23 percent compared to last year to $54.2 million.
- X-ray apparatus fell 9.96 percent compared to last year to $51.32 million.
- Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 15.86 percent compared to last year to $47.76 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 26.42 percent compared to last year to $46.73 million.
On the import side:
- Value added to a returned import rose 19.3 percent compared to last year to $57.82 million.
- Medicines in individual dosages rose 1056.67 percent compared to last year to $53.71 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 152.09 percent compared to last year to $48.22 million.
- Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 44.43 percent compared to last year to $42 million.
- Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks fell 38.26 percent compared to last year to $41.74 million.
Last year Charlotte International Airport, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $2.4 billion. The Port’s deficit was $510.47 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Hungary. Exports totaled $942.69 million and imports came to $1.45 billion.