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Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade totaled $598.22 million for the month of February, $1.07 billion through February of 2019, and $15.14 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
1China$341.49 M
2Japan$273.29 M
3Australia$191.16 M
4Thailand$71.68 M
5New Zealand$47.38 M
6Fiji$43.47 M
7Taiwan$23.27 M
8South Korea$12.67 M
9Vietnam$12.33 M
10Philippines$9.85 M

Overall Rank

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade decreases 29.74 percent through February

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 29.74 percent, from $1.52 billion to $1.07 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii ranked No. 82 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 59.21 percent to $341.49 million.
    Exports fell 59.55 percent to $291.78 million. Imports fell 57.08 percent to $49.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 17.1 percent to $273.29 million.
    Exports rose 200.2 percent to $60.95 million. Imports fell 0.35 percent to $212.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Australia rose 18.95 percent to $191.16 million.
    Exports rose 22.23 percent to $185.4 million. Imports fell 36.19 percent to $5.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Thailand fell 28.38 percent to $71.68 million.
    Exports rose 7.58 percent to $106,940. Imports fell 28.41 percent to $71.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 New Zealand rose 28.46 percent to $47.38 million.
    Exports rose 36.15 percent to $37.76 million. Imports rose 5.15 percent to $9.62 million.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 86.57 percent of its trade with the world.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 61 through February. That compares with 20 surpluses and 58 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with China, $242.07 million; Australia, $179.64 million; and Fiji, $42.46 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Japan, $151.39 million; Thailand, $71.47 million; and Taiwan, $22.68 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Cell phones, related equipment, in that order. Those accounted for 77.55 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Value added to a returned import; Cell phones, related equipment; Electric capacitors; and Computer chips, accounting for 32.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 44.44 percent compared to last year to $417.6 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 70.69 percent compared to last year to $22.74 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 120.22 percent compared to last year to $19.86 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 2.48 percent compared to last year to $19.65 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 8.98 percent compared to last year to $14.07 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers fell 26.01 percent compared to last year to $59.55 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 69.46 percent compared to last year to $34.82 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 57.77 percent compared to last year to $18.55 million.
  • Electric capacitors rose 56.04 percent compared to last year to $14.82 million.
  • Computer chips fell 11.73 percent compared to last year to $13 million.

Last year Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $13.12 billion. The Port’s surplus was $6.43 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $9.77 billion and imports came to $3.35 billion.