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Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s trade totaled $57.35 million for the month of September, $576.37 million through September of 2019, and $602.72 million 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
1United Kingdom$252.21 M
2India$89.53 M
3Egypt$40.13 M
4Italy$22.78 M
5Afghanistan$15.39 M
6Ireland$14.08 M
7Germany$13.85 M
8Canada$13.64 M
9Indonesia$11.51 M
10Lebanon$10.34 M

Overall Rank

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s trade increases 36.24 percent through September

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s trade with the world rose 36.24 percent, from $423.04 million to $576.37 million through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. ranked No. 157 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 India, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Afghanistan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, India, Egypt, Iraq and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom rose 88.38 percent to $252.21 million.
    Exports rose 96.29 percent to $242.98 million. Imports fell 8.58 percent to $9.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 31.48 percent to $89.53 million.
    Exports fell 32.93 percent to $13.31 million. Imports rose 57.97 percent to $76.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Egypt fell 18.57 percent to $40.13 million.
    Exports fell 18.57 percent to $40.13 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy rose 570.18 percent to $22.78 million.
    Exports fell 10.79 percent to $776,095. Imports rose 770.02 percent to $22 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Afghanistan rose 150.03 percent to $15.39 million.
    Exports rose 150.03 percent to $15.39 million. There were no imports.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 72.88 percent of its trade with the world.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. had trade surpluses with 69 countries and deficits with 37 through September. That compares with 79 surpluses and 36 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with United Kingdom, $233.75 million; Egypt, $40.13 million; and Afghanistan, $15.39 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with India, $62.91 million; Italy, $21.23 million; and Ireland, $10.98 million.

Through September its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; and Defense-related aircraft, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 72.88 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Computers; Vanilla Beans; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 68.03 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 165.28 percent compared to last year to $166.62 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 2.47 percent compared to last year to $82.36 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts fell 10.17 percent compared to last year to $17.04 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 409.7 percent compared to last year to $14.74 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 8.86 percent compared to last year to $13.08 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 151.29 percent compared to last year to $67.68 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 9120.71 percent compared to last year to $19.81 million.
  • Computers rose 2450.05 percent compared to last year to $12.56 million.
  • Vanilla Beans fell 58.08 percent compared to last year to $9.84 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 33.9 percent compared to last year to $7.93 million.

Last year Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. posted total trade with the world of $602.72 million. The Port’s surplus was $278.48 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were United Kingdom, India, Egypt, Germany and Iraq. Exports totaled $440.6 million and imports came to $162.12 million.

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