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Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade totaled $367.64 million for the month of August, $4.03 billion through August 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
1Japan$1.06 B
2China$1.02 B
3Australia$776.64 M
4Thailand$258.72 M
5New Zealand$238.03 M
6Taiwan$134.01 M
7France$93.62 M
8Vietnam$71.9 M
9South Korea$65.84 M
10Philippines$57.92 M

Overall Rank

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade decreases 54.74 percent through August

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 54.74 percent, from $8.9 billion to $4.03 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.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii ranked No. 88 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 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, 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 Indonesia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Japan fell 7.8 percent to $1.06 billion.
    Exports fell 2.61 percent to $190.84 million. Imports fell 8.86 percent to $867.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 80.33 percent to $1.02 billion.
    Exports fell 83.29 percent to $787.88 million. Imports fell 51.3 percent to $234.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Australia fell 0.78 percent to $776.64 million.
    Exports fell 1.19 percent to $737.24 million. Imports rose 7.69 percent to $39.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Thailand fell 53.21 percent to $258.72 million.
    Exports fell 99.41 percent to $603,087. Imports fell 42.84 percent to $258.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 New Zealand rose 19.39 percent to $238.03 million.
    Exports rose 27.32 percent to $194.26 million. Imports fell 6.47 percent to $43.76 million.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 83.25 percent of its trade with the world.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 25 countries and deficits with 73 through August. That compares with 34 surpluses and 77 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Australia, $697.84 million; China, $553.54 million; and New Zealand, $150.5 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Japan, $676.72 million; Thailand, $257.51 million; and Taiwan, $132.73 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Cell phones, related equipment, in that order. Those accounted for 71.39 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Value added to a returned import; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Cell phones, related equipment; and Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites, accounting for 35.23 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 78.58 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 82.79 percent compared to last year to $91.36 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 2.19 percent compared to last year to $91.32 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 0.94 percent compared to last year to $73.8 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 2.68 percent compared to last year to $66.2 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers fell 28.85 percent compared to last year to $245.7 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 65.06 percent compared to last year to $149.3 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 185.93 percent compared to last year to $105.47 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 53.44 percent compared to last year to $105.21 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 0.18 percent compared to last year to $95.4 million.

Last year Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $15.14 billion. The Port’s surplus was $7.34 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Japan, Australia, Thailand and Indonesia. Exports totaled $11.24 billion and imports came to $3.9 billion.