|1||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$12.28 M|
|2||Medical equipment for physicals||$831,167|
|3||Miscellaneous machine parts||$182,837|
|4||Machinery for heating and sterilizing||$120,866|
|6||Miscellaneous machines, parts||$33,053|
|7||Printers, all types, parts||$18,864|
|8||Misc. plastic articles||$10,340|
|9||Sand-blasting, other liquid-dispersing equipment||$8,883|
|10||Instruments to measure flow levels, parts||$8,114|
|2||Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors||$3.15 M|
|3||Miscellaneous machines, parts||$144,070|
|4||Parts for electrical supplies||$115,339|
|5||Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts||$87,654|
|6||Value added to a returned import||$81,138|
|7||Pumps for dispensing liquids||$66,572|
|8||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$48,250|
|9||Plastic plates, sheet, film||$47,373|
|10||Paper-making machines, including cutters||$46,467|
St. Louis International Airport’s trade decreases 56.99 percent through February
St. Louis International Airport’s trade with the world fell 56.99 percent, from $679.92 million to $292.45 million 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.
St. Louis International Airport ranked No. 132 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 St. Louis International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Qatar, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Mexico, Israel, China and France, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 58.55 percent to $274.74 million.
Exports fell 90.73 percent to $45,658. Imports fell 58.53 percent to $274.7 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Qatar totaled $12.28 million.
Exports totaled $12.28 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 3 Mexico fell 56.05 percent to $2.69 million.
There were no exports. Imports fell 56.05 percent to $2.69 million.
- Trade with No. 4 France fell 2.54 percent to $1.12 million.
Exports rose 2954.79 percent to $1.07 million. Imports fell 95.52 percent to $49,743.
- Trade with No. 5 Germany rose 59.08 percent to $465,252.
There were no exports. Imports rose 77.86 percent to $465,252.
St. Louis International Airport’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 99.61 percent of its trade with the world.
St. Louis International Airport had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 19 through February. That compares with nine surpluses and 23 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Qatar, $12.28 million; France, $1.02 million; and Israel, $8,850. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Canada, $274.65 million; Mexico, $2.69 million; and Germany, $465,252.
Through February it’s top exports were Defense-related aircraft, parts; Medical equipment for physicals; Miscellaneous machine parts; Machinery for heating and sterilizing; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 99.18 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Miscellaneous machines, parts; Parts for electrical supplies; and Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts, accounting for 99.58 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at St. Louis International Airport’s exports:
- Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 40067 percent compared to last year to $12.28 million.
- Medical equipment for physicals rose 81.8 percent compared to last year to $831,167.
- Miscellaneous machine parts rose 95.99 percent compared to last year to $182,837.
- Machinery for heating and sterilizing totaled $120,866. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Computers rose 682.69 percent compared to last year to $70,951.
On the import side:
- Oil fell 58.56 percent compared to last year to $274.19 million.
- Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors fell 52.45 percent compared to last year to $3.15 million.
- Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 394.64 percent compared to last year to $144,070.
- Parts for electrical supplies rose 255 percent compared to last year to $115,339.
- Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts totaled $87,654. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $9.67 million and imports came to $2.77 billion.