San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio International Airport’s trade totaled $17.91 million for the month of May, $149.35 million through May of 2020, and $458.48 million 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
1Mexico$104.21 M
2Philippines$12.46 M
3China$9.08 M
4Taiwan$8.9 M
5Canada$3.78 M
6Thailand$2.91 M
7Singapore$1.81 M
8South Korea$1.54 M
9Hong Kong$1.47 M
10United Kingdom$1.22 M

Overall Rank

San Antonio International Airport’s trade increases 10.81 percent through May

San Antonio International Airport’s trade with the world rose 10.81 percent, from $134.78 million to $149.35 million through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

San Antonio International Airport ranked No. 173 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through May San Antonio International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 China, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Canada. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, China and Brazil, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 33.26 percent to $104.21 million.
    Exports rose 38.86 percent to $102.71 million. Imports fell 64.6 percent to $1.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Philippines fell 29.84 percent to $12.46 million.
    Exports fell 29.9 percent to $12.45 million. Imports totaled $10,864.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 12.81 percent to $9.08 million.
    Exports fell 3.71 percent to $7.37 million. Imports rose 334.23 percent to $1.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan fell 29.35 percent to $8.9 million.
    Exports fell 29.33 percent to $8.9 million. Imports fell 69.48 percent to $2,106.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada fell 22.77 percent to $3.78 million.
    Exports fell 33.04 percent to $2.82 million. Imports rose 40.7 percent to $958,510.

San Antonio International Airport’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 92.7 percent of its trade with the world.

San Antonio International Airport had trade surpluses with 38 countries and deficits with four through May. That compares with 43 surpluses and nine deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Mexico, $101.22 million; Philippines, $12.44 million; and Taiwan, $8.9 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Hong Kong, $1.47 million; Italy, $19,675; and Ecuador, $4,490.

Through May its top exports were Computers; Computer chips; Handguns; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Ceramic lab supplies, in that order. Those accounted for 69.53 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear; Returned exports, without change; Wigs, other products, from human hair; Lamp and lighting parts; and Misc. aircraft parts, accounting for 74.07 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at San Antonio International Airport’s exports:

  • Computers rose 95.16 percent compared to last year to $35.14 million.
  • Computer chips fell 11.59 percent compared to last year to $27.92 million.
  • Handguns totaled $18.65 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 253.41 percent compared to last year to $10.94 million.
  • Ceramic lab supplies fell 32.24 percent compared to last year to $6.88 million.

On the import side:

  • Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear totaled $1.47 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 44.62 percent compared to last year to $1.37 million.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair totaled $697,772. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Lamp and lighting parts rose 1765.89 percent compared to last year to $527,897.
  • Misc. aircraft parts totaled $519,214. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year San Antonio International Airport posted total trade with the world of $458.48 million. The Port’s surplus was $420.86 million. Exports totaled $439.67 million and imports came to $18.81 million.