San Francisco International Airport, Calif.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade totaled $4.45 billion for the month of May, $23.26 billion through May 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
1South Korea$4.06 B
2China$3.92 B
3Taiwan$3 B
4Japan$2.44 B
5Malaysia$1.84 B
6Singapore$1.46 B
7Germany$765.29 M
8Thailand$626.87 M
9Hong Kong$544.27 M
10Australia$457.18 M

Overall Rank

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade decreases 11.98 percent through May

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade with the world fell 11.98 percent, from $26.43 billion to $23.26 billion 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 Francisco International Airport, Calif. ranked No. 18 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 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 16.34 percent to $4.06 billion.
    Exports rose 15.09 percent to $1.6 billion. Imports rose 17.17 percent to $2.46 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 24.61 percent to $3.92 billion.
    Exports rose 1.77 percent to $2.96 billion. Imports fell 58.21 percent to $955.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan fell 2.05 percent to $3 billion.
    Exports rose 10.63 percent to $1.44 billion. Imports fell 11.39 percent to $1.56 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 14.72 percent to $2.44 billion.
    Exports fell 0.01 percent to $1.09 billion. Imports fell 23.73 percent to $1.35 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 3.8 percent to $1.84 billion.
    Exports fell 14.28 percent to $322.58 million. Imports fell 1.24 percent to $1.52 billion.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 65.59 percent of its trade with the world.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. had trade surpluses with 138 countries and deficits with 50 through May. That compares with 128 surpluses and 65 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with China, $2.01 billion; Hong Kong, $440.88 million; and The Netherlands, $301.61 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Malaysia, $1.2 billion; South Korea, $856.17 million; and Thailand, $351.64 million.

Through May 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 55.22 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computer chips; Computer parts; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Returned exports, without change, accounting for 56.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer chips rose 15.51 percent compared to last year to $2.67 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 5.25 percent compared to last year to $2.47 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 20.51 percent compared to last year to $585.46 million.
  • Computer parts fell 4.53 percent compared to last year to $491.18 million.
  • Computers fell 31.75 percent compared to last year to $431.44 million.

On the import side:

  • Computer chips fell 13.25 percent compared to last year to $2.22 billion.
  • Computer parts fell 0.82 percent compared to last year to $2.06 billion.
  • Computers fell 21.72 percent compared to last year to $816.6 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 21.61 percent compared to last year to $649.13 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 24.44 percent compared to last year to $626.88 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.