|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$22.04 M|
|2||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$20.46 M|
|3||Medical equipment for physicals||$831,167|
|4||Miscellaneous machine parts||$655,995|
|5||Vegetable alkaloids, salts, ethers||$560,609|
|6||Titanium, including waste and scrap||$394,171|
|7||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$260,205|
|8||Machinery for heating and sterilizing||$120,866|
|10||Miscellaneous machines, parts||$33,053|
|2||Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors||$19.21 M|
|3||Value added to a returned import||$3.47 M|
|4||Medical equipment for physicals||$3.24 M|
|5||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$2.28 M|
|6||Misc. nitrogen function compounds||$2.05 M|
|7||Insulated wire, cable||$1.94 M|
|8||Cell phones, related equipment||$1.76 M|
|9||Optical fibers||$1.72 M|
|10||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$1.48 M|
St. Louis International Airport’s trade increases 3.81 percent through August
St. Louis International Airport’s trade with the world rose 3.81 percent, from $2.77 billion to $2.87 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.
St. Louis International Airport ranked No. 99 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 St. Louis International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Qatar, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Japan, Mexico, Israel and China, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 3.35 percent to $2.77 billion.
Exports fell 15.94 percent to $754,105. Imports rose 3.35 percent to $2.77 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 127.65 percent to $39.34 million.
Exports rose 87451 percent to $21.94 million. Imports rose 0.81 percent to $17.39 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Qatar totaled $20.46 million.
Exports totaled $20.46 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 403.55 percent to $12.31 million.
Exports fell 92.82 percent to $12,000. Imports rose 439.99 percent to $12.3 million.
- Trade with No. 5 China rose 256.04 percent to $12.14 million.
Exports fell 92.88 percent to $42,964. Imports rose 331.09 percent to $12.1 million.
St. Louis International Airport’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.41 percent of its trade with the world.
St. Louis International Airport had trade surpluses with 16 countries and deficits with 46 through August. That compares with 20 surpluses and 33 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Qatar, $20.46 million; Mexico, $4.55 million; and France, $863,215. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $2.77 billion; Germany, $12.29 million; and China, $12.06 million.
Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Medical equipment for physicals; Miscellaneous machine parts; and Vegetable alkaloids, salts, ethers, in that order. Those accounted for 97.44 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Value added to a returned import; Medical equipment for physicals; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, accounting for 98.8 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at St. Louis International Airport’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 5139.1 percent compared to last year to $22.04 million.
- Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 49283 percent compared to last year to $20.46 million.
- Medical equipment for physicals rose 81.8 percent compared to last year to $831,167.
- Miscellaneous machine parts rose 5.77 percent compared to last year to $655,995.
- Vegetable alkaloids, salts, ethers totaled $560,609. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
On the import side:
- Oil rose 3.57 percent compared to last year to $2.77 billion.
- Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors fell 2.31 percent compared to last year to $19.21 million.
- Value added to a returned import fell 91.57 percent compared to last year to $3.47 million.
- Medical equipment for physicals rose 156.24 percent compared to last year to $3.24 million.
- Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 2447.45 percent compared to last year to $2.28 million.
Last year St. Louis International Airport posted total trade with the world of $3.75 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.74 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Japan, Mexico, Israel and China. Exports totaled $6.15 million and imports came to $3.75 billion.