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Great Falls International Airport, Mont.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s trade totaled $162.99 million for the month of September, $1.51 billion through September of 2019, and $2.22 billion 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$1.48 B
2France$9.32 M
3Mexico$4.81 M
4Ireland$4.49 M
5Switzerland$2.66 M
6United Kingdom$815,547
7Finland$623,298
8The Netherlands$588,776
9Germany$502,433
10Sweden$399,164

Overall Rank

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s trade decreases 14.27 percent through September

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s trade with the world fell 14.27 percent, from $1.76 billion to $1.51 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont. ranked No. 128 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 France, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Switzerland. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Nigeria and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 14.45 percent to $1.48 billion.
    Exports rose 60.54 percent to $30.6 million. Imports fell 15.29 percent to $1.45 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 France rose 174.72 percent to $9.32 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 174.72 percent to $9.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico rose 12837 percent to $4.81 million.
    Exports rose 12738 percent to $4.77 million. Imports totaled $36,838.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ireland totaled $4.49 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $4.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Switzerland rose 75813 percent to $2.66 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.66 million.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 99.73 percent of its trade with the world.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont. had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 28 through September. That compares with 10 surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Mexico, $4.74 million; Australia, $42,325; and Hong Kong, $34,353. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Canada, $1.42 billion; France, $9.32 million; and Ireland, $4.49 million.

Through September its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Borates; Fireworks; Biodiesel fuels; and Trailers and similar vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 91.61 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Returned exports, with change; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 99.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 10.47 percent compared to last year to $29.72 million.
  • Borates fell 27.53 percent compared to last year to $1.99 million.
  • Fireworks rose 43.72 percent compared to last year to $529,412.
  • Biodiesel fuels totaled $401,233. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 20.48 percent compared to last year to $248,866.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 17.53 percent compared to last year to $923.32 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 11.3 percent compared to last year to $507.58 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 26.72 percent compared to last year to $16.48 million.
  • Returned exports, with change totaled $5 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 44.15 percent compared to last year to $4.96 million.

Last year Great Falls International Airport, Mont. posted total trade with the world of $2.22 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.12 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Nigeria and Mexico. Exports totaled $49.75 million and imports came to $2.17 billion.

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