San Francisco International Airport, Calif.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade totaled $4.95 billion for the month of July, $33.12 billion through July of 2020, and $61.8 billion 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
1China$6.03 B
2South Korea$5.97 B
3Taiwan$4.18 B
4Japan$3.56 B
5Malaysia$2.42 B
6Singapore$1.93 B
7Germany$1.08 B
8Thailand$911.63 M
9Hong Kong$718.78 M
10Australia$695.02 M

Overall Rank

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade decreases 9.02 percent through July

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade with the world fell 9.02 percent, from $36.41 billion to $33.12 billion through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. ranked No. 17 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 19. It finished No. 18 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 South Korea rose 10.91 percent to $5.09 billion.
    Exports rose 6.13 percent to $2.02 billion. Imports rose 14.28 percent to $3.08 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 31.03 percent to $4.95 billion.
    Exports fell 1.79 percent to $3.82 billion. Imports fell 65.75 percent to $1.12 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan fell 15.07 percent to $3.58 billion.
    Exports fell 1.52 percent to $1.72 billion. Imports fell 24.61 percent to $1.87 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 25.42 percent to $2.99 billion.
    Exports fell 9.89 percent to $1.34 billion. Imports fell 34.59 percent to $1.65 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 21.7 percent to $2.14 billion.
    Exports fell 24.51 percent to $407.82 million. Imports fell 21.01 percent to $1.73 billion.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 66.55 percent of its trade with the world.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. had trade surpluses with 140 countries and deficits with 50 through July. That compares with 138 surpluses and 64 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with China, $2.7 billion; Hong Kong, $517.69 million; and The Netherlands, $321.85 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Malaysia, $1.32 billion; South Korea, $1.06 billion; and Thailand, $481.72 million.

Through July its top exports were Computer chips; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Cell phones, related equipment; Computer parts; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 57.9 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computer parts; Computer chips; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Digital storage devices, accounting for 57 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer chips rose 47.43 percent compared to last year to $4.37 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 14.48 percent compared to last year to $3.71 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 19.21 percent compared to last year to $819.5 million.
  • Computer parts fell 1.55 percent compared to last year to $682.45 million.
  • Computers fell 32.38 percent compared to last year to $611.41 million.

On the import side:

  • Computer parts rose 15.43 percent compared to last year to $3.03 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 20.01 percent compared to last year to $2.83 billion.
  • Computers fell 29.17 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 17.87 percent compared to last year to $993.3 million.
  • Digital storage devices rose 40.02 percent compared to last year to $882.11 million.

Last year San Francisco International Airport, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $61.8 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.24 billion. Exports totaled $29.78 billion and imports came to $32.02 billion.