|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$724,204|
|2||Electric sound or visual signaling equipment||$338,328|
|3||Cell phones, related equipment||$221,568|
|4||Unrecorded media for audio||$211,301|
|5||Electrical boards, panels and switches||$164,088|
|6||Laser-based medical equipment, parts||$64,550|
|8||Value added to a returned import||$36,063|
|9||Electric motors, generators, not sets||$32,782|
|10||TVs, computer monitors||$32,459|
|1||Transmission shafts, bearings, gears||$26.71 M|
|2||Motor vehicle parts||$8.34 M|
|3||Parts for heavy machinery||$15,561|
|4||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$11,870|
|5||Value added to a returned import||$10,332|
|6||Steam turbines, parts||$10,165|
|7||Plastic tableware and other products||$8,286|
|8||Electric ignition equipment||$5,700|
|9||Power supplies, transformers||$4,950|
|10||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$4,643|
Quad Cities Airport, Iowa’s trade decreases 5.48 percent through October
Quad Cities Airport, Iowa’s trade with the world fell 5.48 percent, from $39.41 million to $37.25 million 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.
Quad Cities Airport, Iowa ranked No. 254 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. 249. It finished No. 251 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 Quad Cities Airport, Iowa’s top trade parters were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 China and No. 5 The Netherlands . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Canada, Australia, China and Italy, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 2.76 percent to $35.05 million.
Exports rose 129.2 percent to $5,808. Imports fell 2.77 percent to $35.04 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Canada fell 38.85 percent to $1.74 million.
Exports fell 39.26 percent to $1.67 million. Imports fell 27.1 percent to $70,121.
- Trade with No. 3 Australia fell 24.72 percent to $169,520.
Exports fell 24.72 percent to $169,520. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 China fell 43.08 percent to $69,961.
Exports rose 562.7 percent to $69,961. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 5 The Netherlands rose 961.81 percent to $58,665.
Exports rose 961.81 percent to $58,665. There were no imports.
Quad Cities Airport, Iowa’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.57 percent of its trade with the world.
Quad Cities Airport, Iowa had trade surpluses with 16 countries and deficits with two through October. That compares with 12 surpluses and seven deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Canada, $1.6 million; Australia, $169,520; and China, $69,961. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Germany, $35.04 million; New Zealand, $8,286; and France, $0.
Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; Cell phones, related equipment; Unrecorded media for audio; and Electrical boards, panels and switches, in that order. Those accounted for 78.06 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Transmission shafts, bearings, gears; Motor vehicle parts; Parts for heavy machinery; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 99.9 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Quad Cities Airport, Iowa’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts totaled $724,204. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Electric sound or visual signaling equipment rose 163.72 percent compared to last year to $338,328.
- Cell phones, related equipment rose 42.93 percent compared to last year to $221,568.
- Unrecorded media for audio rose 4.39 percent compared to last year to $211,301.
- Electrical boards, panels and switches rose 1071.14 percent compared to last year to $164,088.
On the import side:
- Transmission shafts, bearings, gears rose 20.64 percent compared to last year to $26.71 million.
- Motor vehicle parts fell 39.23 percent compared to last year to $8.34 million.
- Parts for heavy machinery totaled $15,561. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $11,870. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Value added to a returned import fell 4.56 percent compared to last year to $10,332.
Last year Quad Cities Airport, Iowa posted total trade with the world of $10.05 million. The Port’s surplus was $3.29 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $6.67 million and imports came to $3.38 million.