St. Louis International Airport

St. Louis International Airport’s trade totaled $115.18 million for the month of May, $851.68 million through May of 2020, and $3.9 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
1Canada$824.21 M
2Mexico$11.14 M
3China$6.81 M
4Taiwan$1.84 M
5Germany$1.58 M
6Sweden$1.43 M
7Philippines$964,577
8Vietnam$711,952
9United Kingdom$407,725
10India$388,401

Overall Rank

St. Louis International Airport’s trade decreases 45.55 percent through May

St. Louis International Airport’s trade with the world fell 45.55 percent, from $1.56 billion to $851.68 million 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.

St. Louis International Airport ranked No. 101 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 St. Louis International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Qatar, Mexico, China and Switzerland, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 45.79 percent to $824.21 million.
    Exports fell 99.94 percent to $874,387. Imports rose 127854 percent to $823.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 27.3 percent to $11.14 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 63136 percent to $11.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 35.75 percent to $6.81 million.
    Exports fell 99.11 percent to $44,632. Imports rose 26293 percent to $6.77 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan rose 76377 percent to $1.84 million.
    Exports rose 1954.63 percent to $49,455. Imports totaled $1.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany rose 17.06 percent to $1.58 million.
    Exports fell 97.08 percent to $39,044. Imports rose 12714 percent to $1.54 million.

St. Louis International Airport’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.28 percent of its trade with the world.

St. Louis International Airport had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 36 through May. That compares with 33 surpluses and 14 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Turkey, $39,090; Egypt, $12,821; and Israel, $11,326. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Canada, $822.46 million; Mexico, $11.14 million; and China, $6.72 million.

Through May its top exports were Computers; Miscellaneous machine parts; Digital storage devices; Titanium, including waste and scrap; and Medicines in individual dosages, in that order. Those accounted for 73.22 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Medical equipment for physicals; Insulated wire, cable; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, accounting for 98.44 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computers rose 557.09 percent compared to last year to $484,610.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts fell 47.13 percent compared to last year to $207,314.
  • Digital storage devices totaled $118,395. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Titanium, including waste and scrap fell 18.02 percent compared to last year to $91,326.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $89,140. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 45.92 percent compared to last year to $821.11 million.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 24.72 percent compared to last year to $12.22 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals fell 28.82 percent compared to last year to $1.56 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 325.34 percent compared to last year to $1.16 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 114.16 percent compared to last year to $989,065.

Last year St. Louis International Airport posted total trade with the world of $3.9 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.81 billion. Exports totaled $46.78 million and imports came to $3.86 billion.