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Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s trade totaled $7.46 million for the month of August, $19.86 million through August 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
1Canada$7.26 M
2China$3.99 M
3The Netherlands$1.88 M
4Israel$1.77 M
5Saudi Arabia$1.17 M
6Japan$583,900
7Indonesia$571,604
8Ireland$432,730
9Switzerland$417,695
10United Kingdom$262,291

Overall Rank

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s trade increases 30.02 percent through August

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s trade with the world rose 30.02 percent, from $15.27 million to $19.86 million 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.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich. ranked No. 268 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 Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 89.53 percent to $7.26 million.
    Exports fell 86.42 percent to $137,275. Imports rose 152.52 percent to $7.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 1346.4 percent to $3.99 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1440.1 percent to $3.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 The Netherlands rose 8907.32 percent to $1.88 million.
    Exports rose 8907.32 percent to $1.88 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Israel totaled $1.77 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.77 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Saudi Arabia rose 9220.7 percent to $1.17 million.
    Exports rose 9220.7 percent to $1.17 million. There were no imports.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 80.96 percent of its trade with the world.

Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich. had trade surpluses with 12 countries and deficits with 25 through August. That compares with 18 surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with The Netherlands, $1.88 million; Saudi Arabia, $1.17 million; and Switzerland, $417,695. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $6.99 million; China, $3.99 million; and Israel, $1.77 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Sutures, dental cements, etc.; Poultry incubators, equipment; and Insulated wire, cable, in that order. Those accounted for 95.51 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Electric motors, generators, not sets; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry, accounting for 85.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2.08 percent compared to last year to $2.29 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $1.83 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 60.01 percent compared to last year to $83,610.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment totaled $66,436. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Insulated wire, cable totaled $33,472. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import fell 5.55 percent compared to last year to $6.71 million.
  • Electric motors, generators, not sets totaled $3.41 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds totaled $2.08 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 76.28 percent compared to last year to $567,371.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry rose 217.9 percent compared to last year to $388,092.

Last year Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich. posted total trade with the world of $29.36 million. The Port’s deficit was $20.25 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel and China. Exports totaled $4.56 million and imports came to $24.8 million.