John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade totaled $23.8 billion for the month of May, $91.06 billion through May of 2020, and $187.29 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Switzerland$21.49 B
2China$6.69 B
3United Kingdom$6.57 B
4Hong Kong$5.99 B
5Germany$5.49 B
6Singapore$3.98 B
7India$3.54 B
8Israel$3.21 B
9South Africa$3.05 B
10France$3 B

Overall Rank

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade increases 18.59 percent through May

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade with the world rose 18.59 percent, from $76.79 billion to $91.06 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.

John F. Kennedy International Airport ranked No. 5 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Switzerland, China, United Kingdom, Israel and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Switzerland rose 205.1 percent to $21.49 billion.
    Exports fell 17.64 percent to $2.6 billion. Imports rose 386.56 percent to $18.89 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 2.62 percent to $6.69 billion.
    Exports fell 55.64 percent to $2.21 billion. Imports rose 138.08 percent to $4.48 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 8.68 percent to $6.57 billion.
    Exports rose 107.88 percent to $4.52 billion. Imports fell 47.1 percent to $2.05 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hong Kong rose 50.69 percent to $5.99 billion.
    Exports rose 75.49 percent to $1.5 billion. Imports rose 43.89 percent to $4.49 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 3.97 percent to $5.49 billion.
    Exports rose 6.17 percent to $2.9 billion. Imports fell 13.27 percent to $2.59 billion.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 50.77 percent of its trade with the world.

John F. Kennedy International Airport had trade surpluses with 116 countries and deficits with 99 through May. That compares with 102 surpluses and 121 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with United Kingdom, $2.47 billion; The Netherlands, $1.09 billion; and South Korea, $725.55 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Switzerland, $16.28 billion; Hong Kong, $2.99 billion; and South Africa, $2.77 billion.

Through May its top exports were Diamonds, not mounted; Gold; Civilian aircraft, parts; Unwrought platinum in various forms; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, in that order. Those accounted for 43.17 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Articles with precious metals; Unwrought platinum in various forms; Diamonds, not mounted; and Medicines in individual dosages, accounting for 63.57 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s exports:

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 45.29 percent compared to last year to $3.3 billion.
  • Gold rose 73.8 percent compared to last year to $3.13 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 21.37 percent compared to last year to $2.92 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 85.5 percent compared to last year to $2.32 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 46.03 percent compared to last year to $1.64 billion.

On the import side:

  • Gold rose 2985.73 percent compared to last year to $16.14 billion.
  • Articles with precious metals rose 5412.18 percent compared to last year to $11.38 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 76.28 percent compared to last year to $3.56 billion.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 51.74 percent compared to last year to $3.47 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 17.23 percent compared to last year to $3.18 billion.

Last year John F. Kennedy International Airport posted total trade with the world of $187.29 billion. The Port’s deficit was $15.95 billion. Exports totaled $85.67 billion and imports came to $101.62 billion.