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St. Louis International Airport

St. Louis International Airport’s trade totaled $207.63 million for the month of October, $3.28 billion through October of 2018, and $3.16 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
1Canada$3.18 B
2Japan$41.64 M
3Mexico$19.76 M
4Israel$12.32 M
5China$6.63 M
6Germany$3.05 M
7Switzerland$2.74 M
8Denmark$2.37 M
9France$1.82 M
10India$1.78 M

Overall Rank

St. Louis International Airport’s trade increases 22.04 percent through October

St. Louis International Airport’s trade with the world rose 22.04 percent, from $2.68 billion to $3.28 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.

St. Louis International Airport ranked No. 104 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. 107. It finished No. 108 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 St. Louis International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 China . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Mexico and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 24.88 percent to $3.18 billion.
    Exports rose 20.52 percent to $1.07 million. Imports rose 24.88 percent to $3.18 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 5504.24 percent to $41.64 million.
    Exports rose 52.46 percent to $132,137. Imports rose 6224.06 percent to $41.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico rose 24.8 percent to $19.76 million.
    Exports fell 13.48 percent to $29,215. Imports rose 24.88 percent to $19.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Israel fell 26.02 percent to $12.32 million.
    Exports fell 91.44 percent to $23,405. Imports fell 24.93 percent to $12.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 12.2 percent to $6.63 million.
    Exports fell 19.51 percent to $603,754. Imports fell 11.39 percent to $6.02 million.

St. Louis International Airport’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.44 percent of its trade with the world.

St. Louis International Airport had trade surpluses with 18 countries and deficits with 38 through October. That compares with 22 surpluses and 40 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Switzerland, $296,585; The Netherlands, $196,062; and Bolivia, $31,889. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $3.17 billion; Japan, $41.38 million; and Mexico, $19.7 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Miscellaneous machine parts; Medical equipment for physicals; Special Canadian classifications; and Civilian aircraft, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 68 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Value added to a returned import; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites, accounting for 99.27 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at St. Louis International Airport’s exports:

  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork totaled $1.49 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts rose 14.13 percent compared to last year to $787,678.
  • Medical equipment for physicals fell 60.23 percent compared to last year to $479,583.
  • Special Canadian classifications totaled $475,514. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 206.11 percent compared to last year to $420,603.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 25.7 percent compared to last year to $3.16 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 24719 percent compared to last year to $41.19 million.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 22.66 percent compared to last year to $22.61 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 39.93 percent compared to last year to $10.17 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites fell 67.07 percent compared to last year to $8.25 million.

Last year St. Louis International Airport posted total trade with the world of $2.78 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.76 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $9.67 million and imports came to $2.77 billion.