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Columbus International Airport

Columbus International Airport’s trade totaled $257.63 million for the month of August, $2.1 billion through August of 2019, and $3.28 billion for all of 2018, 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$783.4 M
2Vietnam$270.62 M
3Germany$203.66 M
4Sri Lanka$120.21 M
5France$86.82 M
6India$74.91 M
7South Korea$69.76 M
8The Netherlands$50.62 M
9Indonesia$49.35 M
10Italy$49.32 M

Overall Rank

Columbus International Airport’s trade increases 2.92 percent through August

Columbus International Airport’s trade with the world rose 2.92 percent, from $2.04 billion to $2.1 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.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 11.5 percent to $783.4 million.
    Exports fell 82.21 percent to $8.92 million. Imports rose 18.71 percent to $774.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Vietnam rose 1.11 percent to $270.62 million.
    Exports fell 71.52 percent to $3.05 million. Imports rose 4.13 percent to $267.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 24.68 percent to $203.66 million.
    Exports rose 45.09 percent to $122.76 million. Imports rose 2.75 percent to $80.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Sri Lanka fell 32.21 percent to $120.21 million.
    Exports fell 97.06 percent to $11,780. Imports fell 32.07 percent to $120.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 152.03 percent to $86.82 million.
    Exports rose 161.15 percent to $86.16 million. Imports fell 54.46 percent to $663,568.

Columbus International Airport’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 69.8 percent of its trade with the world.

Columbus International Airport had trade surpluses with 73 countries and deficits with 33 through August. That compares with 73 surpluses and 37 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with France, $85.5 million; The Netherlands, $48.98 million; and United Kingdom, $43.23 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $765.56 million; Vietnam, $264.52 million; and Sri Lanka, $120.18 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Make-up and skin-care products; and Cell phones, related equipment, in that order. Those accounted for 52.35 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Bras, girdles, garters; Women’s or girls’ slips; Medicines in individual dosages; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; and Cell phones, related equipment, accounting for 35.73 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Columbus International Airport’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 984.75 percent compared to last year to $141.92 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 61.47 percent compared to last year to $42.12 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 184.54 percent compared to last year to $34.58 million.
  • Make-up and skin-care products rose 56.95 percent compared to last year to $32.08 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 4.01 percent compared to last year to $24.94 million.

On the import side:

  • Bras, girdles, garters fell 24.83 percent compared to last year to $160.74 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ slips fell 11.08 percent compared to last year to $131.43 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 30.84 percent compared to last year to $118.25 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 9.73 percent compared to last year to $80.55 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 48.6 percent compared to last year to $70.66 million.

Last year Columbus International Airport posted total trade with the world of $3.28 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.46 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Vietnam, Germany, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $907.42 million and imports came to $2.37 billion.