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Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s trade totaled $599.05 million for the month of February, $976.88 million through February 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$387.56 M
2Germany$119.43 M
3China$96.08 M
4Japan$80.87 M
5United Kingdom$61.77 M
6The Netherlands$37.24 M
7South Korea$26.72 M
8Romania$17.2 M
9Sweden$15.51 M
10Canada$12.65 M

Overall Rank

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s trade increases 4.68 percent through February

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s trade with the world rose 4.68 percent, from $933.16 million to $976.88 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.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport ranked No. 84 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 Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 France, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, United Kingdom, China, France and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France rose 333.41 percent to $387.56 million.
    Exports rose 222.44 percent to $197.52 million. Imports rose 574.76 percent to $190.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 38.97 percent to $119.43 million.
    Exports rose 2.6 percent to $30.07 million. Imports fell 46.29 percent to $89.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 23.27 percent to $96.08 million.
    Exports fell 38.67 percent to $13.17 million. Imports fell 20.08 percent to $82.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 20.08 percent to $80.87 million.
    Exports rose 75.6 percent to $35.2 million. Imports fell 3.45 percent to $45.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom fell 68.28 percent to $61.77 million.
    Exports fell 76.14 percent to $42.5 million. Imports rose 16.01 percent to $19.27 million.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 76.34 percent of its trade with the world.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport had trade surpluses with 21 countries and deficits with 73 through February. That compares with 23 surpluses and 59 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with The Netherlands, $28.3 million; United Kingdom, $23.23 million; and France, $7.48 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with China, $69.73 million; Germany, $59.29 million; and Romania, $16.69 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Respiration equipment, etc.; Value added to a returned import; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Navigational equipment, in that order. Those accounted for 72.49 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 53.44 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 12.2 percent compared to last year to $254.43 million.
  • Respiration equipment, etc. rose 122086 percent compared to last year to $14.96 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 71.26 percent compared to last year to $6.56 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 60.89 percent compared to last year to $6.05 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 6.15 percent compared to last year to $6.01 million.

On the import side:

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 162.55 percent compared to last year to $177 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 25.3 percent compared to last year to $74.04 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 51.81 percent compared to last year to $22.76 million.
  • Plates, sticks, tips, etc, of cemets fell 6.13 percent compared to last year to $20.14 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders fell 8.78 percent compared to last year to $15.8 million.

Last year Detroit Metropolitan Airport posted total trade with the world of $4.58 billion. The Port’s deficit was $706.56 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $1.94 billion and imports came to $2.64 billion.