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Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade totaled $106.82 million for the month of August, $1.19 billion through August of 2019, and $1.88 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
1France$406.55 M
2United Kingdom$243.31 M
3Ireland$130.18 M
4Switzerland$105.4 M
5Japan$74.3 M
6Austria$43.41 M
7Belgium$38.62 M
8Italy$36.97 M
9Germany$16.85 M
10China$12.65 M

Overall Rank

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade decreases 6.71 percent through August

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 6.71 percent, from $1.28 billion to $1.19 billion through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 133 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August 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 August Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top trade partners were No. 1 France, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France rose 39.19 percent to $406.55 million.
    Exports fell 96.38 percent to $4.94 million. Imports rose 157.93 percent to $401.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 7.7 percent to $243.31 million.
    Exports rose 67.76 percent to $45.28 million. Imports fell 0.45 percent to $198.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland fell 36.22 percent to $130.18 million.
    Exports fell 19.14 percent to $61.88 million. Imports fell 46.46 percent to $68.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland fell 31.74 percent to $105.4 million.
    Exports fell 4.67 percent to $171,026. Imports fell 31.77 percent to $105.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 21.54 percent to $74.3 million.
    Exports rose 8.06 percent to $33.87 million. Imports rose 35.73 percent to $40.43 million.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 80.59 percent of its trade with the world.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 41 countries and deficits with 53 through August. That compares with 46 surpluses and 41 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with The Netherlands, $10.72 million; Italy, $9.01 million; and South Korea, $8.69 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with France, $396.66 million; United Kingdom, $152.76 million; and Switzerland, $105.06 million.

Through August its top exports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Computers; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; and Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 76.42 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft engines, engine parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Heterocyclic chemical compounds, accounting for 83.37 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s exports:

  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf fell 3.58 percent compared to last year to $74.44 million.
  • Computers fell 16.5 percent compared to last year to $47.84 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 127.03 percent compared to last year to $27.99 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 54.06 percent compared to last year to $25.64 million.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts fell 41.07 percent compared to last year to $20.84 million.

On the import side:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 92.35 percent compared to last year to $483.21 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 39.82 percent compared to last year to $192.25 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 3.99 percent compared to last year to $50.92 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 2.13 percent compared to last year to $31.88 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds fell 49.3 percent compared to last year to $20.01 million.

Last year Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $1.88 billion. The Port’s deficit was $757.59 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland and Japan. Exports totaled $562.28 million and imports came to $1.32 billion.