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Louisville, International Airport, Ky.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade totaled $371.9 million for the month of October, $3.16 billion through October 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$1.11 B
2Japan$479.44 M
3China$336.48 M
4Canada$296.38 M
5United Arab Emirates$163.67 M
6Germany$134.72 M
7Thailand$86.76 M
8The Netherlands$65.98 M
9United Kingdom$64.74 M
10Taiwan$50.54 M

Overall Rank

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade increases 22.42 percent through October

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade with the world rose 22.42 percent, from $2.58 billion to $3.16 billion through the first 10 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 $3.47 trillion, with exports at $1.37 trillion and imports at $2.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.15 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.23 percent and imports fell 1.1 percent.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. ranked No. 104 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 104.07 percent to $1.11 billion.
    Exports rose 73.95 percent to $206.42 million. Imports rose 112.46 percent to $904.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 127.14 percent to $479.44 million.
    Exports fell 4 percent to $19.3 million. Imports rose 140.95 percent to $460.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 29.34 percent to $336.48 million.
    Exports fell 15.26 percent to $34.86 million. Imports fell 30.68 percent to $301.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Canada fell 9.03 percent to $296.38 million.
    Exports fell 21.96 percent to $63.87 million. Imports fell 4.7 percent to $232.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Arab Emirates rose 27.16 percent to $163.67 million.
    Exports rose 24.92 percent to $158.73 million. Imports rose 199.52 percent to $4.94 million.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 75.53 percent of its trade with the world.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. had trade surpluses with 74 countries and deficits with 52 through October. That compares with 88 surpluses and 39 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $153.79 million; The Netherlands, $64 million; and Italy, $27.44 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Mexico, $698.07 million; Japan, $440.84 million; and China, $266.76 million.

Through October its top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Computer parts; Computers; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 33.14 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Medicines in individual dosages; Value added to a returned import; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Compressors and pumps, accounting for 71.18 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 3.88 percent compared to last year to $103.83 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 13.23 percent compared to last year to $43.34 million.
  • Computer parts rose 861.34 percent compared to last year to $42.75 million.
  • Computers rose 80.97 percent compared to last year to $37.41 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 19.47 percent compared to last year to $36.37 million.

On the import side:

  • Gold rose 140.59 percent compared to last year to $711.89 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 188.25 percent compared to last year to $458.1 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 7.71 percent compared to last year to $306.5 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 27.26 percent compared to last year to $118.98 million.
  • Compressors and pumps rose 2917.83 percent compared to last year to $87.62 million.

Last year Louisville, International Airport, Ky. posted total trade with the world of $3.16 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.08 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, China, Canada, United Kingdom and Japan. Exports totaled $1.04 billion and imports came to $2.12 billion.

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