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 $1.5 billion for the month of October, $15.1 billion through October of 2018, and $15.6 billion for all of 2017, 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
1United Kingdom$2.35 B
2Germany$1.87 B
3France$1.7 B
4Japan$1.15 B
5China$906.44 M
6Belgium$902.37 M
7Italy$751.54 M
8The Netherlands$709.72 M
9Singapore$594.21 M
10India$457.61 M

Overall Rank

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade increases 18.6 percent through October

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s trade with the world rose 18.6 percent, from $12.74 billion to $15.1 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. ranked No. 52 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 54. It finished No. 53 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom rose 32.84 percent to $2.35 billion.
    Exports rose 20.78 percent to $451.47 million. Imports rose 36.08 percent to $1.9 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 11.11 percent to $1.87 billion.
    Exports rose 73.2 percent to $690.65 million. Imports fell 8.17 percent to $1.18 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 France rose 43.47 percent to $1.7 billion.
    Exports rose 53.54 percent to $1.22 billion. Imports rose 23.2 percent to $485.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 7.27 percent to $1.15 billion.
    Exports rose 15.26 percent to $435.84 million. Imports rose 2.89 percent to $710.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 China rose 36.55 percent to $906.44 million.
    Exports rose 1.38 percent to $330.05 million. Imports rose 70.4 percent to $576.4 million.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 52.78 percent of its trade with the world.

Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. had trade surpluses with 129 countries and deficits with 69 through October. That compares with 127 surpluses and 71 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with France, $731.73 million; French Guiana, $189.71 million; and Uzbekistan, $140.88 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with United Kingdom, $1.44 billion; Italy, $658.11 million; and Germany, $488.43 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical equipment for physicals; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 42.32 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds; and Oxygen-function amino-compounds, accounting for 45.23 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 87.53 percent compared to last year to $1.53 billion.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 57.39 percent compared to last year to $316.47 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 51.21 percent compared to last year to $297.58 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 5.94 percent compared to last year to $235.47 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 8.72 percent compared to last year to $203.71 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 6.38 percent compared to last year to $1.59 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 53.97 percent compared to last year to $1.12 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 29.32 percent compared to last year to $526.18 million.
  • Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds rose 27.6 percent compared to last year to $474.91 million.
  • Oxygen-function amino-compounds rose 4332.11 percent compared to last year to $362.49 million.

Last year Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. posted total trade with the world of $15.91 billion. The Port’s deficit was $5.91 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $5 billion and imports came to $10.91 billion.