Columbus International Airport

Columbus International Airport’s trade totaled $452.96 million for the month of June, $2.17 billion through June of 2020, and $3.3 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1China$1.03 B
2Vietnam$275.27 M
3Germany$125.65 M
4Switzerland$107.19 M
5Sri Lanka$104.43 M
6Italy$61.56 M
7Malaysia$54.67 M
8South Korea$50.94 M
9United Arab Emirates$39.98 M
10Indonesia$32.24 M

Overall Rank

Columbus International Airport’s trade increases 37.85 percent through June

Columbus International Airport’s trade with the world rose 37.85 percent, from $1.57 billion to $2.17 billion 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.

Columbus International Airport ranked No. 110 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 Columbus International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Sri Lanka. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Vietnam, Germany, Sri Lanka and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 88.36 percent to $1.03 billion.
    Exports rose 40.25 percent to $10.37 million. Imports rose 89.02 percent to $1.02 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Vietnam rose 38.33 percent to $275.27 million.
    Exports fell 30.4 percent to $1.96 million. Imports rose 39.32 percent to $273.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany fell 30.54 percent to $125.65 million.
    Exports fell 27.35 percent to $82.64 million. Imports fell 35.95 percent to $43.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland rose 2160.64 percent to $107.19 million.
    Exports rose 2783.51 percent to $103.45 million. Imports rose 223.84 percent to $3.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Sri Lanka rose 8.41 percent to $104.43 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 8.42 percent to $104.43 million.

Columbus International Airport’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 75.68 percent of its trade with the world.

Columbus International Airport had trade surpluses with 45 countries and deficits with 44 through June. That compares with 70 surpluses and 27 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Switzerland, $99.72 million; Germany, $39.62 million; and United Arab Emirates, $37.15 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with China, $1.01 billion; Vietnam, $271.34 million; and Sri Lanka, $104.43 million.

Through June its top exports were Medicines in individual dosages; Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Motor vehicle parts, in that order. Those accounted for 60.99 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Misc. articles made from textile materials; Cell phones, related equipment; Garments, of felt; and Bras, panties, etc., accounting for 46.48 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Columbus International Airport’s exports:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 449420 percent compared to last year to $84.06 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 53.03 percent compared to last year to $63.88 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 0.4 percent compared to last year to $38.04 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 9445.11 percent compared to last year to $23.43 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 3885.36 percent compared to last year to $23.19 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers rose 1482.27 percent compared to last year to $298.32 million.
  • Misc. articles made from textile materials rose 12452 percent compared to last year to $237.11 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 210.61 percent compared to last year to $160.73 million.
  • Garments, of felt rose 1916.91 percent compared to last year to $73.96 million.
  • Bras, panties, etc. fell 51.19 percent compared to last year to $61.5 million.

Last year Columbus International Airport posted total trade with the world of $3.3 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.85 billion. Exports totaled $726.7 million and imports came to $2.58 billion.