Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade totaled $1.65 billion for the month of August, $13.57 billion through August of 2019, and $18.03 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Belgium$2.58 B
2United Kingdom$1.63 B
3France$1.63 B
4Germany$1.26 B
5Japan$872 M
6Italy$561.03 M
7The Netherlands$556.45 M
8China$488.54 M
9Switzerland$459.27 M
10India$424.2 M

Overall Rank

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade increases 10.82 percent through August

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade with the world rose 10.82 percent, from $12.24 billion to $13.57 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.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. ranked No. 46 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 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 France, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Belgium rose 274.64 percent to $2.58 billion.
    Exports rose 7.26 percent to $256.98 million. Imports rose 417.27 percent to $2.32 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom fell 17.88 percent to $1.63 billion.
    Exports fell 13.01 percent to $345.14 million. Imports fell 19.1 percent to $1.28 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 France rose 24.47 percent to $1.63 billion.
    Exports rose 51.26 percent to $1.35 billion. Imports fell 33.59 percent to $273.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany fell 15.48 percent to $1.26 billion.
    Exports fell 40.73 percent to $332.6 million. Imports fell 0.22 percent to $926.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan fell 0.81 percent to $872 million.
    Exports rose 23.37 percent to $396.7 million. Imports fell 14.76 percent to $475.3 million.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 58.69 percent of its trade with the world.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. had trade surpluses with 126 countries and deficits with 61 through August. That compares with 124 surpluses and 70 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with France, $1.08 billion; Uzbekistan, $156.23 million; and Singapore, $155.49 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Belgium, $2.07 billion; United Kingdom, $936.06 million; and Germany, $593.96 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Medical equipment for physicals; and Defense-related aircraft, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 50.11 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 57.12 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 51.03 percent compared to last year to $1.72 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 31.11 percent compared to last year to $346.92 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 20.95 percent compared to last year to $205.58 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 4.56 percent compared to last year to $202.54 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 37.62 percent compared to last year to $173.06 million.

On the import side:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 147.58 percent compared to last year to $2.09 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 20.24 percent compared to last year to $1.58 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 32.77 percent compared to last year to $518.96 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 221.63 percent compared to last year to $335.42 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 1.56 percent compared to last year to $217.55 million.

Last year Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. posted total trade with the world of $18.03 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.44 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan and Belgium. Exports totaled $7.3 billion and imports came to $10.73 billion.