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San Francisco International Airport, Calif.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade totaled $5.7 billion for the month of October, $54.55 billion through October of 2018, and $63.39 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
1China$11.13 B
2South Korea$8.05 B
3Japan$6.54 B
4Taiwan$5.15 B
5Malaysia$4.14 B
6Singapore$3.61 B
7Germany$2.18 B
8Hong Kong$1.6 B
9Thailand$1.39 B
10Switzerland$1.2 B

Overall Rank

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade increases 5.33 percent through October

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 5.33 percent, from $51.79 billion to $54.55 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.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. ranked No. 18 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. 17. It finished No. 17 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 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Malaysia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 4.46 percent to $11.13 billion.
    Exports rose 11.69 percent to $3.39 billion. Imports rose 1.58 percent to $7.75 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 14.51 percent to $8.05 billion.
    Exports fell 7.27 percent to $3.64 billion. Imports rose 42.12 percent to $4.41 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 0.97 percent to $6.54 billion.
    Exports fell 4.51 percent to $3.01 billion. Imports rose 6.14 percent to $3.54 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan rose 10.81 percent to $5.15 billion.
    Exports fell 0.38 percent to $2.4 billion. Imports rose 22.88 percent to $2.75 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 13.11 percent to $4.14 billion.
    Exports fell 31.88 percent to $564.04 million. Imports fell 9.16 percent to $3.58 billion.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 64.2 percent of its trade with the world.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. had trade surpluses with 148 countries and deficits with 59 through October. That compares with 154 surpluses and 54 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Hong Kong, $1.31 billion; The Netherlands, $735.11 million; and Singapore, $501.33 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $4.36 billion; Malaysia, $3.02 billion; and South Korea, $762.06 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Computer chips; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; and Computer parts, in that order. Those accounted for 50.7 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computer chips; Computer parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; and Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, accounting for 58.11 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s exports:

  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing fell 1.11 percent compared to last year to $6.09 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 2.41 percent compared to last year to $2.23 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 10.32 percent compared to last year to $1.4 billion.
  • Computers rose 12.3 percent compared to last year to $1.38 billion.
  • Computer parts rose 28.66 percent compared to last year to $1.36 billion.

On the import side:

  • Computer chips rose 6.65 percent compared to last year to $5.85 billion.
  • Computer parts rose 35.42 percent compared to last year to $5.1 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 31.98 percent compared to last year to $2.57 billion.
  • Computers rose 32.72 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 10.42 percent compared to last year to $1.62 billion.

Last year San Francisco International Airport, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $54.68 billion. The Port’s deficit was $899.57 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $26.89 billion and imports came to $27.79 billion.