Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines International Airport’s trade totaled $5.44 million for the month of May, $19.16 million through May of 2020, and $63.84 million 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
1Italy$3.51 M
2Germany$3.18 M
3Hungary$1.73 M
4Mexico$1.52 M
5Canada$1.35 M
6China$1.28 M
7Sweden$1.03 M
8Czech Republic$710,723
9United Kingdom$647,843
10Japan$547,244

Overall Rank

Des Moines International Airport’s trade decreases 40.22 percent through May

Des Moines International Airport’s trade with the world fell 40.22 percent, from $32.04 million to $19.16 million through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Des Moines International Airport ranked No. 239 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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 May Des Moines International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Hungary, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Canada. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, China, Italy, Canada and Ireland, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Italy rose 2.4 percent to $3.51 million.
    Exports fell 99.7 percent to $9,775. Imports rose 2994.94 percent to $3.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 71.61 percent to $3.18 million.
    Exports fell 98.26 percent to $193,564. Imports rose 3965.62 percent to $2.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Hungary rose 835.05 percent to $1.73 million.
    Exports fell 61.5 percent to $55,822. Imports rose 4072.05 percent to $1.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico rose 0.62 percent to $1.52 million.
    Exports fell 99.83 percent to $2,592. Imports rose 43457 percent to $1.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada fell 57.8 percent to $1.35 million.
    Exports fell 99.52 percent to $15,306. Imports rose 12018 percent to $1.33 million.

Des Moines International Airport’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 58.9 percent of its trade with the world.

Des Moines International Airport had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 19 through May. That compares with 21 surpluses and 24 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Sweden, $1 million; Japan, $547,244; and Hong Kong, $545,817. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Italy, $3.49 million; Germany, $2.79 million; and Hungary, $1.62 million.

Through May its top exports were Antennas for radio, TV, parts; Poultry incubators, equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; Computer chips; and Medicines in individual dosages, in that order. Those accounted for 83.12 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Misc. iron and steel articles; Pumps for dispensing liquids; Returned exports, without change; and Electrical boards, panels and switches, accounting for 83.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Antennas for radio, TV, parts rose 20307 percent compared to last year to $1.03 million.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment rose 166.28 percent compared to last year to $938,145.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 83.99 percent compared to last year to $589,339.
  • Computer chips rose 654.8 percent compared to last year to $522,166.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 221.73 percent compared to last year to $193,335.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 40.27 percent compared to last year to $6.81 million.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles fell 3.34 percent compared to last year to $2.37 million.
  • Pumps for dispensing liquids rose 130.79 percent compared to last year to $1.41 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 60.96 percent compared to last year to $1.32 million.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches rose 0.82 percent compared to last year to $746,982.

Last year Des Moines International Airport posted total trade with the world of $63.84 million. The Port’s deficit was $35.22 million. Exports totaled $14.31 million and imports came to $49.53 million.