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Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade totaled $158.52 million for the month of February, $283.45 million through February 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$78.1 M
2United Kingdom$46.39 M
3Ireland$40.92 M
4Switzerland$23.41 M
5Japan$17.08 M
6Austria$16.34 M
7Belgium$15.51 M
8Italy$13.18 M
9Germany$8.48 M
10China$4.73 M

Overall Rank

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade increases 17.73 percent through February

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s trade with the world rose 17.73 percent, from $240.77 million to $283.45 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 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 February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February 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 United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Austria, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France rose 134.42 percent to $78.1 million.
    Exports fell 93.96 percent to $1.52 million. Imports rose 838.11 percent to $76.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom fell 26.79 percent to $46.39 million.
    Exports rose 135.09 percent to $15.79 million. Imports fell 45.98 percent to $30.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland fell 9.13 percent to $40.92 million.
    Exports fell 16.51 percent to $14.06 million. Imports fell 4.73 percent to $26.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland fell 20.61 percent to $23.41 million.
    Exports rose 40.38 percent to $81,864. Imports fell 20.73 percent to $23.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 111.82 percent to $17.08 million.
    Exports rose 170.57 percent to $16.89 million. Imports fell 89.85 percent to $184,741.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 72.64 percent of its trade with the world.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. had trade surpluses with 37 countries and deficits with 32 through February. That compares with 38 surpluses and 24 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Japan, $16.71 million; Italy, $8.07 million; and Germany, $5.07 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with France, $75.06 million; Switzerland, $23.25 million; and United Kingdom, $14.82 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Computers; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; Medicines in individual dosages; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, in that order. Those accounted for 77.08 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft engines, engine parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Returned exports, with change, accounting for 84.39 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 rose 143.36 percent compared to last year to $37.89 million.
  • Computers fell 10.44 percent compared to last year to $12.61 million.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts rose 15.15 percent compared to last year to $8.27 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 1162.73 percent compared to last year to $6.87 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 64.83 percent compared to last year to $4.95 million.

On the import side:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 305.57 percent compared to last year to $93.45 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 64.91 percent compared to last year to $35.2 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds totaled $19.87 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 33.8 percent compared to last year to $9.41 million.
  • Returned exports, with change rose 692.45 percent compared to last year to $4.02 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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $342.44 million and imports came to $903 million.