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Portland International Airport, Ore.

Portland International Airport, Ore.’s trade totaled $158.52 million for the month of September, $1.42 billion through September of 2019, and $1.98 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
1Malaysia$379.04 M
2Japan$359.27 M
3China$200.47 M
4Vietnam$89.16 M
5Germany$75.09 M
6Hong Kong$35.88 M
7The Netherlands$26.42 M
8Taiwan$24.9 M
9Indonesia$21.23 M
10France$20.83 M

Overall Rank

Portland International Airport, Ore.’s trade decreases 7.07 percent through September

Portland International Airport, Ore.’s trade with the world fell 7.07 percent, from $1.53 billion to $1.42 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

Portland International Airport, Ore. ranked No. 130 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Portland International Airport, Ore.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, China and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Malaysia fell 19.83 percent to $379.04 million.
    Exports fell 18.3 percent to $377.6 million. Imports fell 86.41 percent to $1.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 2.49 percent to $359.27 million.
    Exports fell 29.95 percent to $117.98 million. Imports rose 32.49 percent to $241.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 39.79 percent to $200.47 million.
    Exports rose 48.19 percent to $190.73 million. Imports fell 33.71 percent to $9.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Vietnam fell 39.39 percent to $89.16 million.
    Exports fell 39.61 percent to $87.66 million. Imports fell 22.69 percent to $1.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 16.39 percent to $75.09 million.
    Exports rose 4.9 percent to $17.08 million. Imports fell 21.1 percent to $58.01 million.

Portland International Airport, Ore.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 77.64 percent of its trade with the world.

Portland International Airport, Ore. had trade surpluses with 95 countries and deficits with 16 through September. That compares with 90 surpluses and 26 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Malaysia, $376.15 million; China, $180.98 million; and Vietnam, $86.16 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Japan, $123.32 million; Germany, $40.93 million; and Austria, $6.93 million.

Through September its top exports were Computer chips; Parts of footwear; insoles, gaitors, etc.; Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical technology; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 75.12 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Value added to a returned import; Hydrogen, raw gases; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, accounting for 61.01 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Portland International Airport, Ore.’s exports:

  • Computer chips fell 20.8 percent compared to last year to $453.92 million.
  • Parts of footwear; insoles, gaitors, etc. rose 32.78 percent compared to last year to $136.09 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 28.54 percent compared to last year to $109.69 million.
  • Medical technology rose 8.13 percent compared to last year to $52.04 million.
  • Computers rose 12.87 percent compared to last year to $31.59 million.

On the import side:

  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf rose 21.46 percent compared to last year to $112.46 million.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 94.15 percent compared to last year to $62.68 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 46.29 percent compared to last year to $26.1 million.
  • Hydrogen, raw gases fell 45.16 percent compared to last year to $17.05 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 24.36 percent compared to last year to $12.29 million.

Last year Portland International Airport, Ore. posted total trade with the world of $1.98 billion. The Port’s surplus was $1.07 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam and Germany. Exports totaled $1.53 billion and imports came to $455.33 million.

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