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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s trade totaled $5.4 billion for the month of August, $42.28 billion through August of 2019, and $56.79 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
1Germany$7.75 B
2United Kingdom$5.09 B
3China$3.92 B
4Ireland$3.87 B
5France$3.03 B
6The Netherlands$2.29 B
7Singapore$2.19 B
8Japan$1.27 B
9Taiwan$1.23 B
10Italy$1.13 B

Overall Rank

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s trade increases 14.1 percent through August

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s trade with the world rose 14.1 percent, from $37.06 billion to $42.28 billion 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.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ranked No. 18 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 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 China, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 France. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, China, United Kingdom, France and Ireland, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany rose 23.61 percent to $7.75 billion.
    Exports fell 4.57 percent to $1.11 billion. Imports rose 30.05 percent to $6.63 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 57.22 percent to $5.09 billion.
    Exports rose 91.28 percent to $3.64 billion. Imports rose 8.57 percent to $1.45 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 31.03 percent to $3.92 billion.
    Exports rose 52.53 percent to $1.56 billion. Imports fell 49.31 percent to $2.36 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ireland rose 113.39 percent to $3.87 billion.
    Exports fell 28.93 percent to $54.8 million. Imports rose 119.72 percent to $3.81 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 5.5 percent to $3.03 billion.
    Exports fell 16.99 percent to $939.12 million. Imports rose 20.13 percent to $2.09 billion.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 55.93 percent of its trade with the world.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had trade surpluses with 124 countries and deficits with 72 through August. That compares with 134 surpluses and 71 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with United Kingdom, $2.19 billion; South Korea, $524.87 million; and Brazil, $411.17 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Germany, $5.52 billion; Ireland, $3.76 billion; and France, $1.15 billion.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Gold; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Medicines in individual dosages, in that order. Those accounted for 58.61 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Value added to a returned import; Computers; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, accounting for 54.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 4.16 percent compared to last year to $4.35 billion.
  • Gold rose 1028.72 percent compared to last year to $2.24 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 205.46 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 4.36 percent compared to last year to $626.51 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 18.19 percent compared to last year to $471.87 million.

On the import side:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 57.39 percent compared to last year to $5.06 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 19.8 percent compared to last year to $3.6 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 110.76 percent compared to last year to $3.07 billion.
  • Computers fell 12.11 percent compared to last year to $1.61 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 41.78 percent compared to last year to $1.51 billion.

Last year Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport posted total trade with the world of $56.79 billion. The Port’s deficit was $15.32 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Germany, China, United Kingdom, France and Ireland. Exports totaled $20.74 billion and imports came to $36.05 billion.