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Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport’s trade totaled $1.48 billion for the month of February, $2.92 billion through February of 2019, and $13.84 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
1Italy$675.63 M
2United Kingdom$555.18 M
3Germany$324.99 M
4Switzerland$254.67 M
5France$223.79 M
6The Netherlands$174 M
7Ireland$155.85 M
8Austria$135.41 M
9Belgium$52.5 M
10India$42.17 M

Overall Rank

Philadelphia International Airport’s trade increases 46.23 percent through February

Philadelphia International Airport’s trade with the world rose 46.23 percent, from $2 billion to $2.92 billion 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.

Philadelphia International Airport ranked No. 53 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 Philadelphia International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 France . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Italy rose 179.98 percent to $675.63 million.
    Exports fell 50.39 percent to $78.04 million. Imports rose 611.44 percent to $597.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 37.65 percent to $555.18 million.
    Exports rose 16.72 percent to $332.14 million. Imports rose 87.8 percent to $223.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 28.81 percent to $324.99 million.
    Exports rose 8.73 percent to $188.43 million. Imports rose 72.85 percent to $136.56 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland rose 50.67 percent to $254.67 million.
    Exports fell 15.16 percent to $32.18 million. Imports rose 69.72 percent to $222.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 32.28 percent to $223.79 million.
    Exports rose 25.64 percent to $139.7 million. Imports rose 45.01 percent to $84.08 million.

Philadelphia International Airport’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 69.68 percent of its trade with the world.

Philadelphia International Airport had trade surpluses with 99 countries and deficits with 39 through February. That compares with 107 surpluses and 38 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with United Kingdom, $109.1 million; France, $55.62 million; and Germany, $51.87 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Italy, $519.54 million; Switzerland, $190.3 million; and Austria, $119.01 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 36.32 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Value added to a returned import; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Sulfonamides; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, accounting for 82.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Philadelphia International Airport’s exports:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 24.07 percent compared to last year to $117.76 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 122.72 percent compared to last year to $106.21 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 18.31 percent compared to last year to $76.26 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 28.24 percent compared to last year to $68.85 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 58.74 percent compared to last year to $49.26 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 165.1 percent compared to last year to $794.17 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 291.29 percent compared to last year to $281.11 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 88.15 percent compared to last year to $229.4 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 468.17 percent compared to last year to $103.2 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 370.19 percent compared to last year to $48.52 million.

Last year Philadelphia International Airport posted total trade with the world of $12.47 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.52 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $5.47 billion and imports came to $7 billion.