|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$19.73 M|
|2||Cell phones, related equipment||$3.17 M|
|3||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$2.62 M|
|5||Video game consoles||$1.84 M|
|6||Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear||$1.65 M|
|7||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$1.63 M|
|8||Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry||$1.38 M|
|9||Books, brochures||$1.3 M|
|10||Hardware for fixtures||$1.25 M|
|1||Diesel engines||$44.91 M|
|2||Value added to a returned import||$34.27 M|
|3||Motor vehicle parts||$29.62 M|
|4||Transmission shafts, bearings, gears||$5.1 M|
|5||Harvesting machinery for poultry||$2.92 M|
|6||Parts for heavy machinery||$2.89 M|
|7||Electrical boards, panels and switches||$2.8 M|
|8||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$2.42 M|
|9||Misc. engines and motors, parts||$1.15 M|
|10||Windshield wipers, electric light parts||$990,289|
Fargo International Airport, N.D.’s trade increases 45.86 percent through October
Fargo International Airport, N.D.’s trade with the world rose 45.86 percent, from $135.71 million to $197.94 million 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.
Fargo International Airport, N.D. ranked No. 196 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. 203. It finished No. 204 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 Fargo International Airport, N.D.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 France, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, France, Japan, Italy and Germany, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 45.37 percent to $72.99 million.
Exports rose 39.94 percent to $60.6 million. Imports rose 79.43 percent to $12.39 million.
- Trade with No. 2 France rose 16.04 percent to $36.04 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 17.86 percent to $36.04 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Saudi Arabia rose 439294 percent to $21.75 million.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $21.75 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 15.93 percent to $15.6 million.
Exports rose 351.43 percent to $26,860. Imports fell 16.04 percent to $15.57 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Germany rose 12.85 percent to $13.88 million.
Exports fell 29.19 percent to $645,699. Imports rose 16.21 percent to $13.24 million.
Fargo International Airport, N.D.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 80.97 percent of its trade with the world.
Fargo International Airport, N.D. had trade surpluses with 14 countries and deficits with 21 through October. That compares with 15 surpluses and 19 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Canada, $48.21 million; Kenya, $3.5 million; and Australia, $54,590. The top three deficits through October of this year were with France, $36.04 million; Saudi Arabia, $21.75 million; and Japan, $15.55 million.
Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Computers; and Video game consoles, in that order. Those accounted for 45.72 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Diesel engines; Value added to a returned import; Motor vehicle parts; Transmission shafts, bearings, gears; and Harvesting machinery for poultry, accounting for 88.12 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Fargo International Airport, N.D.’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 150.7 percent compared to last year to $19.73 million.
- Cell phones, related equipment fell 0.97 percent compared to last year to $3.17 million.
- Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 148.5 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
- Computers rose 73.02 percent compared to last year to $2.53 million.
- Video game consoles rose 29.11 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.
On the import side:
- Diesel engines rose 23.03 percent compared to last year to $44.91 million.
- Value added to a returned import rose 2683.1 percent compared to last year to $34.27 million.
- Motor vehicle parts rose 17.87 percent compared to last year to $29.62 million.
- Transmission shafts, bearings, gears fell 34.76 percent compared to last year to $5.1 million.
- Harvesting machinery for poultry rose 5.77 percent compared to last year to $2.92 million.
Last year Fargo International Airport, N.D. posted total trade with the world of $110.73 million. The Port’s deficit was $96.05 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $7.34 million and imports came to $103.39 million.