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Louisville, International Airport, Ky.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade totaled $248.99 million for the month of February, $476.84 million through February of 2019, and $3.16 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
1Mexico$173.18 M
2Canada$55.23 M
3China$48.35 M
4Germany$33.17 M
5United Arab Emirates$28.68 M
6The Netherlands$17.28 M
7United Kingdom$14.82 M
8Thailand$13.77 M
9Hong Kong$12.2 M
10Japan$10.87 M

Overall Rank

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade increases 12.46 percent through February

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade with the world rose 12.46 percent, from $424.03 million to $476.84 million 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.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. ranked No. 106 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 Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Arab Emirates . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Canada, Germany and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 59.5 percent to $173.18 million.
    Exports fell 2.05 percent to $32.93 million. Imports rose 87.11 percent to $140.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada fell 15.97 percent to $55.23 million.
    Exports fell 43.59 percent to $11.49 million. Imports fell 3.58 percent to $43.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 44.48 percent to $48.35 million.
    Exports fell 35.54 percent to $2.73 million. Imports fell 44.94 percent to $45.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 31.87 percent to $33.17 million.
    Exports rose 1.74 percent to $6.09 million. Imports rose 41.29 percent to $27.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Arab Emirates rose 183.17 percent to $28.68 million.
    Exports rose 182.4 percent to $27.31 million. Imports rose 199.39 percent to $1.37 million.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 71.01 percent of its trade with the world.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. had trade surpluses with 47 countries and deficits with 40 through February. That compares with 48 surpluses and 37 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $25.94 million; The Netherlands, $16.41 million; and Italy, $3.95 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $107.32 million; China, $42.89 million; and Canada, $32.26 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Cell phones, related equipment; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Unrecorded media for audio, in that order. Those accounted for 38.14 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Value added to a returned import; Computers; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Compressors and pumps, accounting for 66.26 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s exports:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 10.9 percent compared to last year to $16.2 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 362.89 percent compared to last year to $13.09 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 92.7 percent compared to last year to $9.33 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 8.33 percent compared to last year to $9.32 million.
  • Unrecorded media for audio rose 173.26 percent compared to last year to $6.61 million.

On the import side:

  • Gold rose 69.88 percent compared to last year to $96.31 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 5.65 percent compared to last year to $61.93 million.
  • Computers fell 2.38 percent compared to last year to $26.72 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 28.8 percent compared to last year to $23.43 million.
  • Compressors and pumps rose 771.8 percent compared to last year to $12.78 million.

Last year Louisville, International Airport, Ky. posted total trade with the world of $3.64 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.56 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $1.04 billion and imports came to $2.6 billion.