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John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade totaled $19.1 billion for the month of October, $164.06 billion through October of 2018, and $186.44 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$15.41 B
2Switzerland$15.36 B
3United Kingdom$13.9 B
4Israel$11.74 B
5India$11.29 B
6France$11.05 B
7Hong Kong$10.86 B
8Germany$10.62 B
9Belgium$6.76 B
10Italy$6.69 B

Overall Rank

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade increases 6.6 percent through October

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade with the world rose 6.6 percent, from $153.91 billion to $164.06 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.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 6.88 percent to $15.41 billion.
    Exports rose 8.7 percent to $4.1 billion. Imports rose 6.23 percent to $11.31 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Switzerland rose 16.02 percent to $15.36 billion.
    Exports rose 29.36 percent to $9.01 billion. Imports rose 1.2 percent to $6.35 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 21.03 percent to $13.9 billion.
    Exports rose 25.92 percent to $9.21 billion. Imports rose 12.46 percent to $4.69 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Israel fell 4.63 percent to $11.74 billion.
    Exports rose 9.83 percent to $4.96 billion. Imports fell 12.99 percent to $6.78 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 India fell 4.22 percent to $11.29 billion.
    Exports fell 8.43 percent to $3.9 billion. Imports fell 1.83 percent to $7.39 billion.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 41.26 percent of its trade with the world.

John F. Kennedy International Airport had trade surpluses with 119 countries and deficits with 107 through October. That compares with 125 surpluses and 101 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Hong Kong, $6.94 billion; United Kingdom, $4.51 billion; and Switzerland, $2.66 billion. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $7.21 billion; India, $3.49 billion; and South Africa, $2.53 billion.

Through October it’s top exports were Diamonds, not mounted; Gold; Civilian aircraft, parts; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Jewelry, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 53.77 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Diamonds, not mounted; Value added to a returned import; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Unwrought platinum in various forms; and Cell phones, related equipment, accounting for 44.53 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 10.94 percent compared to last year to $12.41 billion.
  • Gold rose 25.79 percent compared to last year to $9.28 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 14.56 percent compared to last year to $8.05 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 25.35 percent compared to last year to $7.46 billion.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 5.46 percent compared to last year to $5.9 billion.

On the import side:

  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 2.74 percent compared to last year to $15.7 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 1.98 percent compared to last year to $8.06 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 16.6 percent compared to last year to $5.07 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 49.38 percent compared to last year to $4.3 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 7.74 percent compared to last year to $4.23 billion.

Last year John F. Kennedy International Airport posted total trade with the world of $186.9 billion. The Port’s deficit was $8.85 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $89.03 billion and imports came to $97.87 billion.