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Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade totaled $950.27 million for the month of October, $11.84 billion through October of 2018, and $15.12 billion for all of 2017, 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$7.23 B
2Japan$1.45 B
3Australia$1.01 B
4Thailand$644.87 M
5Indonesia$336.61 M
6Malaysia$244.1 M
7New Zealand$240.66 M
8Taiwan$123.88 M
9Vietnam$104.8 M
10Philippines$78.43 M

Overall Rank

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade increases 1.64 percent through October

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 1.64 percent, from $11.65 billion to $11.84 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii ranked No. 61 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 58. It finished No. 55 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 15.1 percent to $7.23 billion.
    Exports rose 16.83 percent to $6.64 billion. Imports fell 1.24 percent to $596.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 9.6 percent to $1.45 billion.
    Exports rose 61.63 percent to $258.58 million. Imports rose 2.46 percent to $1.19 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Australia fell 45.09 percent to $1.01 billion.
    Exports fell 44.79 percent to $950.09 million. Imports fell 49.61 percent to $57.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Thailand rose 18.01 percent to $644.87 million.
    Exports fell 20.12 percent to $101.61 million. Imports rose 29.57 percent to $543.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Indonesia rose 60.33 percent to $336.61 million.
    Exports rose 63.61 percent to $315.33 million. Imports rose 23.65 percent to $21.28 million.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 90.16 percent of its trade with the world.

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 38 countries and deficits with 78 through October. That compares with 29 surpluses and 83 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with China, $6.04 billion; Australia, $892.94 million; and Indonesia, $294.05 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Japan, $936.23 million; Thailand, $441.64 million; and Malaysia, $243.43 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 90.48 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; Computer chips; and Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites, accounting for 42.32 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 8.6 percent compared to last year to $7.36 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 8.79 percent compared to last year to $110.08 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 59.25 percent compared to last year to $95.92 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 40.48 percent compared to last year to $79.26 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 65.01 percent compared to last year to $65.22 million.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 54.32 percent compared to last year to $503.02 million.
  • Computers rose 7.69 percent compared to last year to $422.77 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 12.19 percent compared to last year to $277.85 million.
  • Computer chips fell 49.12 percent compared to last year to $104.14 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 98.33 percent compared to last year to $95.23 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $9.77 billion and imports came to $3.35 billion.