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Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s trade totaled $575.32 million for the month of October, $5.01 billion through October of 2018, and $4.85 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
1United Kingdom$1.36 B
2Mexico$831.06 M
3Switzerland$793.69 M
4Hong Kong$468.39 M
5Canada$396.18 M
6India$386.37 M
7Peru$298.99 M
8The Netherlands$105.38 M
9Argentina$54.28 M
10France$52.58 M

Overall Rank

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s trade increases 12.6 percent through October

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s trade with the world rose 12.6 percent, from $4.45 billion to $5.01 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.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah ranked No. 86 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. 86. It finished No. 91 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 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s top trade parters were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Canada . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Switzerland, Mexico, The Netherlands and Hong Kong, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom fell 47.01 percent to $1.36 billion.
    Exports fell 48.27 percent to $1.31 billion. Imports rose 17.06 percent to $58.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 25.18 percent to $831.06 million.
    Exports fell 73.93 percent to $460,183. Imports rose 25.44 percent to $830.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Switzerland rose 11.19 percent to $793.69 million.
    Exports rose 11.12 percent to $788.84 million. Imports rose 24.55 percent to $4.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hong Kong rose 984.57 percent to $468.39 million.
    Exports rose 986.52 percent to $468.38 million. Imports fell 87.62 percent to $9,719.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada rose 850.21 percent to $396.18 million.
    Exports rose 4043.66 percent to $387.24 million. Imports fell 72.38 percent to $8.93 million.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 76.95 percent of its trade with the world.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah had trade surpluses with 62 countries and deficits with 54 through October. That compares with 55 surpluses and 53 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Kingdom, $1.25 billion; Switzerland, $783.99 million; and Hong Kong, $468.37 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Mexico, $830.14 million; Peru, $298.96 million; and Argentina, $54.07 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Gold; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Essential oil resins; and Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, in that order. Those accounted for 97.26 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Silver, various forms; Essential oil resins; and X-ray apparatus, accounting for 87.67 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s exports:

  • Gold rose 1.85 percent compared to last year to $3.32 billion.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 174.77 percent compared to last year to $29.32 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 190.68 percent compared to last year to $20.88 million.
  • Essential oil resins rose 422.05 percent compared to last year to $15.02 million.
  • Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene fell 42.26 percent compared to last year to $9.62 million.

On the import side:

  • Gold rose 74.04 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds fell 1.42 percent compared to last year to $47.73 million.
  • Silver, various forms rose 946.14 percent compared to last year to $35.19 million.
  • Essential oil resins rose 0.24 percent compared to last year to $33.07 million.
  • X-ray apparatus fell 15.57 percent compared to last year to $19.67 million.

Last year Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah posted total trade with the world of $1.95 billion. The Port’s surplus was $392.73 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $1.17 billion and imports came to $778.57 million.