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San Francisco International Airport, Calif.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade totaled $4.93 billion for the month of August, $41.34 billion through August 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$8.12 B
2South Korea$5.17 B
3Taiwan$4.82 B
4Japan$4.58 B
5Malaysia$3.07 B
6Singapore$2.75 B
7Germany$1.8 B
8Hong Kong$1.19 B
9Switzerland$965.5 M
10Thailand$934.6 M

Overall Rank

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade decreases 5.16 percent through August

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s trade with the world fell 5.16 percent, from $43.59 billion to $41.34 billion through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

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

Through August San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, 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, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 9.89 percent to $8.12 billion.
    Exports rose 61.44 percent to $4.34 billion. Imports fell 40.24 percent to $3.78 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea fell 17.25 percent to $5.17 billion.
    Exports fell 28.15 percent to $2.16 billion. Imports fell 7.14 percent to $3.01 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 16.41 percent to $4.82 billion.
    Exports rose 1.7 percent to $1.97 billion. Imports rose 29.38 percent to $2.85 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 11.87 percent to $4.58 billion.
    Exports fell 29.88 percent to $1.71 billion. Imports rose 4.09 percent to $2.87 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 9.34 percent to $3.07 billion.
    Exports rose 30.86 percent to $600.3 million. Imports fell 15.63 percent to $2.47 billion.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 62.31 percent of its trade with the world.

San Francisco International Airport, Calif. had trade surpluses with 140 countries and deficits with 64 through August. That compares with 139 surpluses and 60 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Hong Kong, $939.28 million; The Netherlands, $615.22 million; and China, $563.91 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Malaysia, $1.87 billion; Japan, $1.15 billion; and Taiwan, $872.08 million.

Through August its top exports were Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Computer chips; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; and Medical technology, in that order. Those accounted for 49.89 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computer chips; Computer parts; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 53.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing fell 27.38 percent compared to last year to $3.68 billion.
  • Computer chips rose 85.24 percent compared to last year to $3.27 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 4.3 percent compared to last year to $1.16 billion.
  • Computers fell 7.18 percent compared to last year to $1.03 billion.
  • Medical technology rose 13.28 percent compared to last year to $803.3 million.

On the import side:

  • Computer chips fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $4.02 billion.
  • Computer parts fell 25.95 percent compared to last year to $2.89 billion.
  • Computers rose 2.05 percent compared to last year to $1.82 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 33.47 percent compared to last year to $1.39 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 3.53 percent compared to last year to $1.27 billion.

Last year San Francisco International Airport, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $66.39 billion. The Port’s deficit was $6.67 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia. Exports totaled $29.86 billion and imports came to $36.53 billion.