Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport’s trade totaled $468.56 million for the month of May, $6.27 billion through May of 2020, and $16.52 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

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Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1United Kingdom$1.82 B
2Germany$1.3 B
3Ireland$619.06 M
4Italy$567.09 M
5France$426.62 M
6Switzerland$392.25 M
7The Netherlands$210.24 M
8Sweden$197.98 M
9Slovenia$108.8 M
10India$66.3 M

Overall Rank

Philadelphia International Airport’s trade decreases 11.17 percent through May

Philadelphia International Airport’s trade with the world fell 11.17 percent, from $7.06 billion to $6.27 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.

Philadelphia International Airport ranked No. 56 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 Philadelphia International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom rose 5.07 percent to $1.82 billion.
    Exports fell 23.89 percent to $581.41 million. Imports rose 27.84 percent to $1.24 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 54.45 percent to $1.3 billion.
    Exports rose 6.13 percent to $400.22 million. Imports rose 93.64 percent to $900.56 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland rose 103.38 percent to $619.06 million.
    Exports fell 21.59 percent to $131.21 million. Imports rose 255.98 percent to $487.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy fell 55.23 percent to $567.09 million.
    Exports fell 88.06 percent to $133.26 million. Imports rose 189.02 percent to $433.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 France fell 14.78 percent to $426.62 million.
    Exports rose 64.75 percent to $293.88 million. Imports fell 58.81 percent to $132.74 million.

Philadelphia International Airport’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 75.56 percent of its trade with the world.

Philadelphia International Airport had trade surpluses with 114 countries and deficits with 38 through May. That compares with 43 surpluses and 118 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with France, $161.15 million; The Netherlands, $69.97 million; and Belgium, $47.83 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with United Kingdom, $660.67 million; Germany, $500.34 million; and Ireland, $356.64 million.

Through May its top exports were Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 32.87 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Returned exports, without change; Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds; and Heterocyclic chemical compounds, accounting for 88.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Philadelphia International Airport’s exports:

  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 56.74 percent compared to last year to $179.69 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 18.83 percent compared to last year to $170.01 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 12.9 percent compared to last year to $157.13 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 32.33 percent compared to last year to $120.77 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 37.93 percent compared to last year to $87.37 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 38.28 percent compared to last year to $1.18 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 151.81 percent compared to last year to $998.07 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 54.78 percent compared to last year to $598.37 million.
  • Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds rose 45.82 percent compared to last year to $510.58 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 246.89 percent compared to last year to $330.54 million.

Last year Philadelphia International Airport posted total trade with the world of $16.52 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.5 billion. Exports totaled $6.51 billion and imports came to $10.01 billion.