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Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines International Airport’s trade totaled $7.83 million for the month of February, $13.41 million through February of 2019, and $164.4 million 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
1Germany$5.5 M
2Ireland$1.94 M
3China$1.57 M
4Italy$1.17 M
5Mexico$965,460
6France$369,924
7Czech Republic$361,240
8Switzerland$220,703
9United Kingdom$156,396
10Spain$154,193

Overall Rank

Des Moines International Airport’s trade decreases 48.99 percent through February

Des Moines International Airport’s trade with the world fell 48.99 percent, from $26.28 million to $13.41 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Des Moines International Airport ranked No. 218 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 9.31 percent to $5.5 million.
    Exports fell 79.88 percent to $16,210. Imports fell 8.37 percent to $5.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland rose 12697 percent to $1.94 million.
    Exports rose 12697 percent to $1.94 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 581.98 percent to $1.57 million.
    Exports fell 91.92 percent to $4,500. Imports rose 796.87 percent to $1.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy rose 7.47 percent to $1.17 million.
    Exports rose 87.05 percent to $5,228. Imports rose 7.26 percent to $1.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico fell 35.89 percent to $965,460.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 35.89 percent to $965,460.

Des Moines International Airport’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 83.19 percent of its trade with the world.

Des Moines International Airport had trade surpluses with 12 countries and deficits with 21 through February. That compares with 18 surpluses and 19 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Ireland, $1.94 million; Japan, $145,462; and Bulgaria, $74,403. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Germany, $5.47 million; China, $1.56 million; and Italy, $1.16 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Poultry incubators, equipment; Prepared foods, beverages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Misc. plastic articles, in that order. Those accounted for 93.27 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Medical equipment for physicals; Misc. iron and steel articles; Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, accounting for 74.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 366.67 percent compared to last year to $2.14 million.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment fell 50.31 percent compared to last year to $145,047.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 371.53 percent compared to last year to $114,600.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 24.61 percent compared to last year to $90,680.
  • Misc. plastic articles rose 52.29 percent compared to last year to $67,921.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 13.67 percent compared to last year to $5.63 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $823,200. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles fell 21.29 percent compared to last year to $710,166.
  • Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds totaled $369,900. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 21.38 percent compared to last year to $369,099.

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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $28.7 million and imports came to $65.62 million.