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Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines International Airport’s trade totaled $23.15 million for the month of October, $145.46 million through October of 2018, and $128.27 million 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
1United Kingdom$83.74 M
2Germany$34.16 M
3Mexico$7.6 M
4Italy$5.99 M
5China$1.22 M
6Czech Republic$1.14 M
7Switzerland$1.11 M
8France$1.1 M
9Austria$961,880
10Sweden$918,995

Overall Rank

Des Moines International Airport’s trade increases 24.09 percent through October

Des Moines International Airport’s trade with the world rose 24.09 percent, from $117.22 million to $145.46 million 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.

Des Moines International Airport ranked No. 203 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. 211. It finished No. 215 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 Des Moines International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 China . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and Italy, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom rose 177.06 percent to $83.74 million.
    Exports rose 18286 percent to $74.8 million. Imports fell 70.02 percent to $8.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 37.57 percent to $34.16 million.
    Exports rose 183.57 percent to $1.23 million. Imports rose 34.96 percent to $32.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico fell 33.36 percent to $7.6 million.
    Exports rose 18558 percent to $653,025. Imports fell 39.07 percent to $6.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy fell 24.65 percent to $5.99 million.
    Exports fell 69.75 percent to $79,157. Imports fell 23.12 percent to $5.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 17.79 percent to $1.22 million.
    Exports fell 38.09 percent to $241,712. Imports fell 10.51 percent to $974,281.

Des Moines International Airport’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 91.23 percent of its trade with the world.

Des Moines International Airport had trade surpluses with 33 countries and deficits with 18 through October. That compares with 30 surpluses and 20 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Kingdom, $65.86 million; Sweden, $442,067; and South Korea, $312,263. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Germany, $31.69 million; Mexico, $6.3 million; and Italy, $5.83 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Civilian aircraft, parts; Poultry incubators, equipment; Hardware for fixtures; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, in that order. Those accounted for 97.53 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Value added to a returned import; Misc. iron and steel articles; Misc. engines and motors, parts; and Hardware for fixtures, accounting for 78.13 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Des Moines International Airport’s exports:

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $67.23 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 414.2 percent compared to last year to $10.24 million.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment fell 29.15 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.
  • Hardware for fixtures rose 3463.16 percent compared to last year to $600,000.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 12.13 percent compared to last year to $467,320.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 28.3 percent compared to last year to $32.52 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 71.28 percent compared to last year to $8.06 million.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles fell 2.93 percent compared to last year to $5.1 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts fell 5.38 percent compared to last year to $2.13 million.
  • Hardware for fixtures rose 56.73 percent compared to last year to $1.89 million.

Last year Des Moines International Airport posted total trade with the world of $94.31 million. The Port’s deficit was $36.92 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $28.7 million and imports came to $65.62 million.