Columbus International Airport

Columbus International Airport’s trade totaled $288.9 million for the month of July, $2.46 billion through July 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

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Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1China$1.14 B
2Vietnam$368.57 M
3Germany$130.29 M
4Sri Lanka$117.69 M
5Switzerland$114.33 M
6Italy$71.62 M
7South Korea$56.69 M
8Malaysia$54.82 M
9United Arab Emirates$40.26 M
10Japan$39.44 M

Overall Rank

Columbus International Airport’s trade increases 33.61 percent through July

Columbus International Airport’s trade with the world rose 33.61 percent, from $1.84 billion to $2.46 billion through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Columbus International Airport ranked No. 90 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 110. It finished No. 110 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July 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 57.73 percent to $1.03 billion.
    Exports rose 33.94 percent to $10.37 million. Imports rose 58.01 percent to $1.02 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Vietnam rose 14.22 percent to $275.27 million.
    Exports fell 33.74 percent to $1.96 million. Imports rose 14.82 percent to $273.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany fell 36.87 percent to $125.65 million.
    Exports fell 30.06 percent to $82.64 million. Imports fell 46.82 percent to $43.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland rose 1948.22 percent to $107.19 million.
    Exports rose 2741.81 percent to $103.45 million. Imports rose 134.57 percent to $3.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Sri Lanka fell 5.7 percent to $104.43 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 5.69 percent to $104.43 million.

Columbus International Airport’s top five trading partners through July 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 July. That compares with 67 surpluses and 31 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July 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 July of this year were with China, $1.01 billion; Vietnam, $271.34 million; and Sri Lanka, $104.43 million.

Through July its top exports were Medicines in individual dosages; Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments; Motor vehicle parts; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, in that order. Those accounted for 61.36 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 45.97 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Columbus International Airport’s exports:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 455561 percent compared to last year to $85.21 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 54.63 percent compared to last year to $63.92 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 7.01 percent compared to last year to $38.04 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 4242.87 percent compared to last year to $31.4 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 8180.73 percent compared to last year to $30.83 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers rose 1235.99 percent compared to last year to $304 million.
  • Misc. articles made from textile materials rose 11699 percent compared to last year to $273.04 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 205.81 percent compared to last year to $190.24 million.
  • Garments, of felt rose 2302.31 percent compared to last year to $110.61 million.
  • Bras, panties, etc. fell 55.31 percent compared to last year to $65.76 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.