Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade totaled $133.08 million for the month of May, $1.3 billion through May of 2020, and $6 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Australia$341.83 M
2Japan$317.39 M
3China$186.15 M
4New Zealand$93.65 M
5Singapore$92.15 M
6Thailand$72.03 M
7Taiwan$52.15 M
8South Korea$39.4 M
9Vietnam$20.78 M
10Philippines$19.19 M

Overall Rank

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade decreases 53.24 percent through May

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 53.24 percent, from $2.78 billion to $1.3 billion through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii ranked No. 84 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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 May Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 New Zealand and No. 5 Singapore. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, Australia, Thailand and New Zealand, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Australia fell 29.44 percent to $341.83 million.
    Exports rose 1478.89 percent to $324.62 million. Imports fell 96.29 percent to $17.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 54.98 percent to $317.39 million.
    Exports fell 92.08 percent to $43.4 million. Imports rose 74.77 percent to $273.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 78.83 percent to $186.15 million.
    Exports fell 38.03 percent to $81.81 million. Imports fell 86.04 percent to $104.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 New Zealand fell 31.2 percent to $93.65 million.
    Exports rose 168.21 percent to $76.52 million. Imports fell 84.08 percent to $17.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Singapore rose 981.35 percent to $92.15 million.
    Exports rose 346.61 percent to $22.21 million. Imports rose 1870.91 percent to $69.94 million.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 79.31 percent of its trade with the world.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 64 through May. That compares with 69 surpluses and 22 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Australia, $307.41 million; New Zealand, $59.4 million; and Hong Kong, $8.76 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Japan, $230.59 million; Thailand, $71.4 million; and Taiwan, $51.62 million.

Through May its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 56.58 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Returned exports, without change; Computers; Computer chips; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computer parts, accounting for 42.02 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 82.25 percent compared to last year to $175.91 million.
  • Medical instruments rose 4.73 percent compared to last year to $60.12 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 13.03 percent compared to last year to $51.68 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 30.08 percent compared to last year to $25.14 million.
  • Computers fell 9.59 percent compared to last year to $14.26 million.

On the import side:

  • Returned exports, without change rose 3.37 percent compared to last year to $102.12 million.
  • Computers fell 61.65 percent compared to last year to $61.12 million.
  • Computer chips rose 4.3 percent compared to last year to $52.98 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 16.87 percent compared to last year to $44.28 million.
  • Computer parts rose 397.52 percent compared to last year to $42.97 million.

Last year Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $6 billion. The Port’s surplus was $231.04 million. Exports totaled $3.12 billion and imports came to $2.88 billion.