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Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s trade totaled $690.7 million for the month of August, $4.98 billion through August of 2019, and $5.74 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
1United Kingdom$2.25 B
2India$861.13 M
3Switzerland$681.02 M
4Mexico$599.86 M
5Peru$174.63 M
6Argentina$120.75 M
7The Netherlands$73.47 M
8France$42.81 M
9Nicaragua$20.7 M
10Germany$20.65 M

Overall Rank

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s trade increases 41.71 percent through August

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s trade with the world rose 41.71 percent, from $3.52 billion to $4.98 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.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah ranked No. 80 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 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 India, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Peru. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Mexico, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Peru, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom rose 120.43 percent to $2.25 billion.
    Exports rose 131.59 percent to $2.24 billion. Imports fell 78.54 percent to $11.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 312.49 percent to $861.13 million.
    Exports rose 319.25 percent to $856.35 million. Imports rose 6.16 percent to $4.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Switzerland rose 32.56 percent to $681.02 million.
    Exports rose 32.69 percent to $676.8 million. Imports rose 14.44 percent to $4.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico fell 12.22 percent to $599.86 million.
    Exports rose 556.88 percent to $2.48 million. Imports fell 12.53 percent to $597.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Peru fell 26.83 percent to $174.63 million.
    Exports fell 80.79 percent to $3,237. Imports fell 26.83 percent to $174.63 million.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 91.66 percent of its trade with the world.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah had trade surpluses with 56 countries and deficits with 55 through August. That compares with 57 surpluses and 56 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with United Kingdom, $2.23 billion; India, $851.57 million; and Switzerland, $672.57 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $594.89 million; Peru, $174.62 million; and Argentina, $120.52 million.

Through August its top exports were Gold; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Essential oil resins; and Equipment, parts for exercising, in that order. Those accounted for 98.26 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Silver, various forms; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Essential oil resins; and Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc., accounting for 90.09 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gold rose 74.81 percent compared to last year to $3.76 billion.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 32.13 percent compared to last year to $31.66 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 80.17 percent compared to last year to $26.05 million.
  • Essential oil resins fell 31.99 percent compared to last year to $9.66 million.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising rose 74.22 percent compared to last year to $5.58 million.

On the import side:

  • Gold fell 10.92 percent compared to last year to $862.99 million.
  • Silver, various forms rose 208.31 percent compared to last year to $48.93 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds fell 40.93 percent compared to last year to $28.09 million.
  • Essential oil resins fell 27.91 percent compared to last year to $16.92 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. rose 6.28 percent compared to last year to $16.82 million.

Last year Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah posted total trade with the world of $5.74 billion. The Port’s surplus was $2.1 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were United Kingdom, Mexico, Switzerland, India and Hong Kong. Exports totaled $3.92 billion and imports came to $1.82 billion.