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Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s trade totaled $2.12 million for the month of February, $3.25 million through February of 2019, and $29.36 million 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
1Saudi Arabia$1.17 M
2Israel$536,964
3Canada$372,784
4Indonesia$298,081
5Turkey$161,480
6Japan$94,252
7China$93,179
8Germany$77,964
9Ireland$76,400
10Switzerland$72,778

Overall Rank

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s trade increases 219.97 percent through February

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s trade with the world rose 219.97 percent, from $1.02 million to $3.25 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.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich. ranked No. 261 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 Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Israel, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Turkey . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, France, Canada, Japan and Indonesia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Saudi Arabia rose 9220.7 percent to $1.17 million.
    Exports rose 9220.7 percent to $1.17 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Israel totaled $536,964.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $536,964.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada rose 291.72 percent to $372,784.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 291.72 percent to $372,784.
  • Trade with No. 4 Indonesia rose 848 percent to $298,081.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 848 percent to $298,081.
  • Trade with No. 5 Turkey totaled $161,480.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $161,480.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 77.88 percent of its trade with the world.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich. had trade surpluses with nine countries and deficits with 13 through February. That compares with 11 surpluses and nine deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Saudi Arabia, $1.17 million; Ireland, $76,400; and Switzerland, $72,778. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Israel, $536,964; Canada, $372,784; and Indonesia, $298,081.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Sutures, dental cements, etc.; Woven fabric of synthetic yarn, etc.; Synthetic woven fabric; and Heterocyclic chemical compounds, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry; Value added to a returned import; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Cell phones, related equipment, accounting for 78.2 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 801.28 percent compared to last year to $1.49 million.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. totaled $31,350. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Woven fabric of synthetic yarn, etc. totaled $11,292. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Synthetic woven fabric fell 86.61 percent compared to last year to $3,795.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds totaled $536,964. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry rose 859.97 percent compared to last year to $298,081.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 5180.96 percent compared to last year to $179,764.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 203.44 percent compared to last year to $169,987.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $161,480. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich. posted total trade with the world of $53.69 million. The Port’s deficit was $41.05 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $6.32 million and imports came to $47.37 million.