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San Francisco International Airport, Calif.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade totaled $4.86 billion for the month of February, $10.08 billion through February of 2019, and $66.39 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
1China$2.02 B
2South Korea$1.23 B
3Japan$1.14 B
4Taiwan$1.12 B
5Malaysia$788.37 M
6Singapore$656.75 M
7Germany$429.07 M
8Hong Kong$280.98 M
9Thailand$249.8 M
10Switzerland$247.09 M

Overall Rank

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade increases 1.9 percent through February

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 1.9 percent, from $9.89 billion to $10.08 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. ranked No. 19 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February 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, Taiwan and Malaysia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 7.49 percent to $2.02 billion.
    Exports rose 106.88 percent to $1.12 billion. Imports fell 32.89 percent to $896.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea fell 14.82 percent to $1.23 billion.
    Exports fell 46.13 percent to $458.67 million. Imports rose 30.04 percent to $773.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 10.89 percent to $1.14 billion.
    Exports fell 28.63 percent to $471.59 million. Imports rose 8.04 percent to $669.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan rose 27.15 percent to $1.12 billion.
    Exports rose 23.28 percent to $461.47 million. Imports rose 30 percent to $660.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia rose 5.46 percent to $788.37 million.
    Exports rose 33.3 percent to $152.21 million. Imports rose 0.44 percent to $636.16 million.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 62.49 percent of its trade with the world.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. had trade surpluses with 107 countries and deficits with 62 through February. That compares with 114 surpluses and 55 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with China, $225.98 million; Hong Kong, $202.87 million; and The Netherlands, $158.46 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Malaysia, $483.95 million; South Korea, $314.46 million; and Taiwan, $199.11 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Computer chips; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Medical technology, in that order. Those accounted for 52.3 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computer chips; Computer parts; Computers; Value added to a returned import; and Cell phones, related equipment, accounting for 54.32 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer chips rose 110.54 percent compared to last year to $950.72 million.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing fell 32.47 percent compared to last year to $852.13 million.
  • Computers fell 1.92 percent compared to last year to $256.16 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 0.93 percent compared to last year to $253.06 million.
  • Medical technology rose 20.44 percent compared to last year to $201.21 million.

On the import side:

  • Computer chips fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $1.07 billion.
  • Computer parts rose 12.08 percent compared to last year to $808.99 million.
  • Computers rose 12.42 percent compared to last year to $357.69 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 18.91 percent compared to last year to $331.57 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 31.66 percent compared to last year to $299.74 million.

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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $26.89 billion and imports came to $27.79 billion.