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Columbus International Airport

Columbus International Airport’s trade totaled $327.92 million for the month of October, $2.66 billion through October of 2018, and $3.4 billion for all of 2017, 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
1China$982.71 M
2Vietnam$349.53 M
3Sri Lanka$218.51 M
4Germany$194.78 M
5India$97.74 M
6The Netherlands$95.33 M
7United Kingdom$94.99 M
8Belgium$79.06 M
9Italy$52.83 M
10France$47.94 M

Overall Rank

Columbus International Airport’s trade decreases 0.87 percent through October

Columbus International Airport’s trade with the world fell 0.87 percent, from $2.68 billion to $2.66 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.

Columbus International Airport ranked No. 111 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. 108. It finished No. 104 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 Columbus International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Sri Lanka, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 India . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Germany and Canada, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 18.53 percent to $982.71 million.
    Exports rose 81.26 percent to $71.47 million. Imports fell 21.9 percent to $911.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Vietnam rose 13.28 percent to $349.53 million.
    Exports rose 9788.82 percent to $16.8 million. Imports rose 7.9 percent to $332.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Sri Lanka fell 35.47 percent to $218.51 million.
    Exports rose 680.13 percent to $406,541. Imports fell 35.58 percent to $218.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 28.92 percent to $194.78 million.
    Exports rose 52.31 percent to $99.61 million. Imports rose 11.07 percent to $95.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 India rose 3.66 percent to $97.74 million.
    Exports rose 186.65 percent to $3.08 million. Imports rose 1.55 percent to $94.67 million.

Columbus International Airport’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 69.37 percent of its trade with the world.

Columbus International Airport had trade surpluses with 75 countries and deficits with 37 through October. That compares with 65 surpluses and 38 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Kingdom, $87.36 million; Belgium, $75.49 million; and The Netherlands, $59.82 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $839.77 million; Vietnam, $315.93 million; and Sri Lanka, $217.7 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Bras, girdles, garters; Cell phones, related equipment; Power supplies, transformers; and Make-up and skin-care products, in that order. Those accounted for 40.22 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Bras, girdles, garters; Women’s or girls’ slips; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Medicines in individual dosages; and Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit, accounting for 40.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Columbus International Airport’s exports:

  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 203.79 percent compared to last year to $123.12 million.
  • Bras, girdles, garters rose 129.59 percent compared to last year to $68.61 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 169.87 percent compared to last year to $35.14 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 58.15 percent compared to last year to $32.1 million.
  • Make-up and skin-care products rose 156.13 percent compared to last year to $29.51 million.

On the import side:

  • Bras, girdles, garters fell 43.81 percent compared to last year to $262.13 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ slips fell 33.34 percent compared to last year to $188.5 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 3.1 percent compared to last year to $131.23 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 15.4 percent compared to last year to $105.45 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 95.59 percent compared to last year to $96.33 million.

Last year Columbus International Airport posted total trade with the world of $2.27 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.95 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $164.06 million and imports came to $2.11 billion.