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

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade totaled $969.34 million for the month of May, $6.36 billion through May of 2020, and $20.09 billion 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
1Belgium$1.65 B
2United Kingdom$647.15 M
3Ireland$565.39 M
4France$547.54 M
5Germany$498.57 M
6Japan$247.77 M
7China$235.78 M
8Switzerland$221.54 M
9Italy$200.07 M
10The Netherlands$185.23 M

Overall Rank

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade decreases 24.13 percent through May

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade with the world fell 24.13 percent, from $8.38 billion to $6.36 billion 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.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. ranked No. 44 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 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Belgium rose 23.43 percent to $1.65 billion.
    Exports fell 89.74 percent to $123.49 million. Imports rose 1050.65 percent to $1.53 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom fell 42.74 percent to $647.15 million.
    Exports fell 67.08 percent to $298.89 million. Imports rose 56.69 percent to $348.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland rose 616.67 percent to $565.39 million.
    Exports fell 54.19 percent to $20.49 million. Imports rose 1494.83 percent to $544.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 France fell 48.03 percent to $547.54 million.
    Exports rose 106.46 percent to $346.11 million. Imports fell 77.27 percent to $201.43 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 30.95 percent to $498.57 million.
    Exports fell 60.11 percent to $206.22 million. Imports rose 42.58 percent to $292.35 million.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 61.5 percent of its trade with the world.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. had trade surpluses with 112 countries and deficits with 65 through May. That compares with 61 surpluses and 121 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with France, $144.69 million; The Netherlands, $115.23 million; and Singapore, $44.48 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Belgium, $1.4 billion; Ireland, $524.41 million; and Italy, $153.9 million.

Through May its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Medical equipment for physicals; and Medical instruments, in that order. Those accounted for 46.6 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Misc. aircraft parts; and Returned exports, without change, accounting for 65.69 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 56.6 percent compared to last year to $499.14 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 31.28 percent compared to last year to $152.24 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 63.27 percent compared to last year to $135.74 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals fell 21.29 percent compared to last year to $108.93 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 39.58 percent compared to last year to $76.26 million.

On the import side:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 14.96 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 7.28 percent compared to last year to $868.07 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 18.59 percent compared to last year to $382.65 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts fell 37 percent compared to last year to $234.07 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 10.48 percent compared to last year to $129.78 million.

Last year Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. posted total trade with the world of $20.09 billion. The Port’s deficit was $4.92 billion. Exports totaled $7.58 billion and imports came to $12.5 billion.