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Great Falls International Airport, Mont.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s trade totaled $137.24 million for the month of October, $1.64 billion through October 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$1.62 B
2France$9.32 M
3Mexico$4.81 M
4Ireland$4.49 M
5Switzerland$2.69 M
6United Kingdom$836,991
7Finland$623,298
8The Netherlands$588,776
9Germany$505,333
10Sweden$399,164

Overall Rank

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s trade decreases 14 percent through October

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s trade with the world fell 14 percent, from $1.91 billion to $1.64 billion through the first 10 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 $3.47 trillion, with exports at $1.37 trillion and imports at $2.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.15 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.23 percent and imports fell 1.1 percent.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont. ranked No. 129 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October 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 October 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 14.17 percent to $1.62 billion.
    Exports rose 58.26 percent to $31.64 million. Imports fell 14.95 percent to $1.59 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 76712 percent to $2.69 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.69 million.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.75 percent of its trade with the world.

Great Falls International Airport, Mont. had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 27 through October. That compares with 10 surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Mexico, $4.74 million; Australia, $61,897; and Hong Kong, $34,353. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $1.55 billion; France, $9.32 million; and Ireland, $4.49 million.

Through October its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Borates; Cell phones, related equipment; Fireworks; and Biodiesel fuels, in that order. Those accounted for 90.41 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Value added to a returned import; and Returned exports, with change, accounting for 99.19 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 40.32 percent compared to last year to $1.99 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 1672.66 percent compared to last year to $755,136.
  • Fireworks rose 46.89 percent compared to last year to $570,428.
  • Biodiesel fuels totaled $401,233. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 15.39 percent compared to last year to $1.03 billion.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 14.21 percent compared to last year to $538.24 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 14.14 percent compared to last year to $17.46 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 47.24 percent compared to last year to $5.74 million.
  • Returned exports, with change totaled $5 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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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