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Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade totaled $158.29 million for the month of October, $1.59 billion through October of 2018, and $1.51 billion for all of 2017, 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$354.89 M
2United Kingdom$298.5 M
3Ireland$227.71 M
4Switzerland$200.79 M
5Japan$71.3 M
6Austria$61.1 M
7Belgium$60.19 M
8Italy$50.99 M
9Singapore$46.9 M
10Germany$38.8 M

Overall Rank

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade increases 32.73 percent through October

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world rose 32.73 percent, from $1.2 billion to $1.59 billion 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.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. ranked No. 132 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. 140. It finished No. 137 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 Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top trade parters 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, Ireland, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France rose 20.49 percent to $354.89 million.
    Exports rose 6.52 percent to $138.67 million. Imports rose 31.55 percent to $216.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 42.58 percent to $298.5 million.
    Exports rose 6.2 percent to $54.88 million. Imports rose 54.5 percent to $243.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland fell 14.28 percent to $227.71 million.
    Exports rose 174.34 percent to $80.3 million. Imports fell 37.64 percent to $147.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland rose 25.38 percent to $200.79 million.
    Exports fell 61.8 percent to $415,860. Imports rose 25.98 percent to $200.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 112.79 percent to $71.3 million.
    Exports rose 60.17 percent to $41.32 million. Imports rose 288.89 percent to $29.98 million.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 72.39 percent of its trade with the world.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 48 countries and deficits with 47 through October. That compares with 60 surpluses and 36 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Italy, $30.75 million; India, $19.66 million; and South Korea, $14.84 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Switzerland, $199.96 million; United Kingdom, $188.73 million; and France, $77.56 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Computers; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; and Medicines in individual dosages, in that order. Those accounted for 70.53 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Oxygen-function amino-compounds, accounting for 81.23 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 2.35 percent compared to last year to $105.78 million.
  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf rose 118.21 percent compared to last year to $103.66 million.
  • Computers rose 129.54 percent compared to last year to $60.37 million.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts rose 29.12 percent compared to last year to $43.1 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 144.34 percent compared to last year to $39.61 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 6.14 percent compared to last year to $404.98 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 104.23 percent compared to last year to $338.43 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 1781.37 percent compared to last year to $62.06 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 25.34 percent compared to last year to $41.76 million.
  • Oxygen-function amino-compounds rose 26882 percent compared to last year to $40.83 million.

Last year Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $1.25 billion. The Port’s deficit was $560.56 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $342.44 million and imports came to $903 million.