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Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s trade totaled $370.59 million for the month of August, $3.59 billion through August of 2019, and $5.34 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
1France$856.06 M
2Germany$552.63 M
3China$428.33 M
4United Kingdom$341.4 M
5Japan$326.21 M
6The Netherlands$156.7 M
7South Korea$127.68 M
8United Arab Emirates$125.18 M
9Canada$99.8 M
10Romania$66.28 M

Overall Rank

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s trade increases 10.12 percent through August

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s trade with the world rose 10.12 percent, from $3.26 billion to $3.59 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.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport ranked No. 92 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 Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 France, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, China, United Kingdom, France and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France rose 192.1 percent to $856.06 million.
    Exports rose 189.81 percent to $469.54 million. Imports rose 194.93 percent to $386.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 16.55 percent to $552.63 million.
    Exports fell 9.83 percent to $128.5 million. Imports fell 18.4 percent to $424.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 22.64 percent to $428.33 million.
    Exports fell 10.34 percent to $83.83 million. Imports fell 25.13 percent to $344.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom fell 26.84 percent to $341.4 million.
    Exports fell 31.53 percent to $261.24 million. Imports fell 5.82 percent to $80.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 13.93 percent to $326.21 million.
    Exports rose 53.48 percent to $146.17 million. Imports fell 5.79 percent to $180.04 million.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 69.71 percent of its trade with the world.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport had trade surpluses with 31 countries and deficits with 89 through August. That compares with 30 surpluses and 81 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with United Kingdom, $181.09 million; The Netherlands, $98.54 million; and France, $83.03 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Germany, $295.63 million; China, $260.66 million; and United Arab Emirates, $123.1 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Respiration equipment, etc.; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Value added to a returned import; and Parts for cellular communications, in that order. Those accounted for 65.86 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Motor vehicle parts; Value added to a returned import; Plates, sticks, tips, etc, of cemets; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, accounting for 48.54 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 43.69 percent compared to last year to $775.52 million.
  • Respiration equipment, etc. rose 1182.87 percent compared to last year to $51.25 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 46.21 percent compared to last year to $39.21 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 48.82 percent compared to last year to $29 million.
  • Parts for cellular communications rose 46.32 percent compared to last year to $28.91 million.

On the import side:

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 156.81 percent compared to last year to $383.24 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 29.01 percent compared to last year to $316.22 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 226.15 percent compared to last year to $225.58 million.
  • Plates, sticks, tips, etc, of cemets fell 3.95 percent compared to last year to $79.59 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders fell 2.95 percent compared to last year to $58.37 million.

Last year Detroit Metropolitan Airport posted total trade with the world of $5.34 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.63 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Germany, China, France, United Kingdom and Japan. Exports totaled $1.85 billion and imports came to $3.49 billion.