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Louisville, International Airport, Ky.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade totaled $344.46 million for the month of October, $2.58 billion through October of 2018, and $3.36 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
1Mexico$544.38 M
2China$476.22 M
3Canada$325.81 M
4Japan$211.08 M
5United Kingdom$171.78 M
6Germany$134.34 M
7United Arab Emirates$128.71 M
8The Netherlands$94.84 M
9Taiwan$74.02 M
10Malaysia$58.58 M

Overall Rank

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade decreases 7.56 percent through October

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade with the world fell 7.56 percent, from $2.79 billion to $2.58 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.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. ranked No. 113 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. 102. It finished No. 106 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 Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Canada, United Kingdom and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 38.48 percent to $544.38 million.
    Exports fell 40.29 percent to $118.67 million. Imports fell 37.95 percent to $425.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 4.01 percent to $476.22 million.
    Exports rose 104.63 percent to $41.13 million. Imports fell 8.6 percent to $435.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada fell 5.23 percent to $325.81 million.
    Exports rose 6.51 percent to $81.84 million. Imports fell 8.61 percent to $243.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 137.27 percent to $211.08 million.
    Exports fell 7.74 percent to $20.11 million. Imports rose 184.32 percent to $190.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom fell 34.5 percent to $171.78 million.
    Exports fell 20.54 percent to $53.23 million. Imports fell 39.29 percent to $118.55 million.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 66.99 percent of its trade with the world.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. had trade surpluses with 88 countries and deficits with 39 through October. That compares with 75 surpluses and 50 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $125.42 million; The Netherlands, $82.82 million; and Malaysia, $49.79 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $393.96 million; Mexico, $307.05 million; and Japan, $170.86 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Civilian aircraft, parts; Horses, other living equine animals; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 45.32 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Gold; Video game consoles; Medicines in individual dosages; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, accounting for 58.32 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 30.89 percent compared to last year to $99.95 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 14.3 percent compared to last year to $95.33 million.
  • Horses, other living equine animals rose 55.11 percent compared to last year to $69.12 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 35.77 percent compared to last year to $49.95 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 0.01 percent compared to last year to $45.17 million.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 2.15 percent compared to last year to $332.11 million.
  • Gold fell 38.79 percent compared to last year to $295.89 million.
  • Video game consoles rose 67.47 percent compared to last year to $162.39 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 3357.53 percent compared to last year to $158.93 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 25.38 percent compared to last year to $93.49 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $1.04 billion and imports came to $2.6 billion.