Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade totaled $45.64 million for the month of March, $179.64 million through March of 2020, and $1.68 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$58.02 M
2Japan$37.25 M
3France$25.46 M
4Ireland$14.95 M
5Poland$9.68 M
6Italy$7.09 M
7Austria$6.46 M
8The Netherlands$3.73 M
9Germany$2.75 M
10China$1.95 M

Overall Rank

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade decreases 61.83 percent through March

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 61.83 percent, from $470.69 million to $179.64 million through the first three 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 $964.77 billion, with exports at $395.69 billion and imports at $569.09 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 3.07 percent and imports fell 4.91 percent.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 159 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through March 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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through March Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 France, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Poland. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom fell 34.9 percent to $58.02 million.
    Exports fell 50.92 percent to $10.77 million. Imports fell 29.68 percent to $47.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 69.7 percent to $37.25 million.
    Exports fell 99.17 percent to $179,215. Imports rose 13874 percent to $37.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 France fell 79.8 percent to $25.46 million.
    Exports fell 64.81 percent to $681,298. Imports fell 80.04 percent to $24.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ireland fell 75.09 percent to $14.95 million.
    Exports fell 60.01 percent to $7.7 million. Imports fell 82.22 percent to $7.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Poland rose 766.87 percent to $9.68 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1207.06 percent to $9.68 million.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through March accounted for 80.91 percent of its trade with the world.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 25 countries and deficits with 41 through March. That compares with 36 surpluses and 41 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through March of this year were with The Netherlands, $3.31 million; Hong Kong, $1.19 million; and Ireland, $459,533. The top three deficits through March of this year were with Japan, $36.89 million; United Kingdom, $36.48 million; and France, $24.1 million.

Through March its top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Computers; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; and Exports military apparel, military equipment, in that order. Those accounted for 61.03 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft engines, engine parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Carboxyamide- or amide-function compounds; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, accounting for 77.52 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 62787 percent compared to last year to $6.39 million.
  • Computers fell 70.68 percent compared to last year to $4.92 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 41.94 percent compared to last year to $4.26 million.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery fell 34.35 percent compared to last year to $1.92 million.
  • Exports military apparel, military equipment totaled $1.7 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 43.9 percent compared to last year to $83.07 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 87.86 percent compared to last year to $12.47 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 69.6 percent compared to last year to $8.54 million.
  • Carboxyamide- or amide-function compounds rose 80811 percent compared to last year to $5.71 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 63.98 percent compared to last year to $5.09 million.

Last year Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $1.68 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.05 billion. Exports totaled $318.6 million and imports came to $1.37 billion.