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Boston’s Logan International Airport

Boston's Logan International Airport’s trade totaled $1.27 billion for the month of February, $2.58 billion through February of 2019, and $16.64 billion 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
1Germany$378.08 M
2United Kingdom$321.05 M
3Ireland$320.19 M
4France$279.2 M
5Switzerland$193.56 M
6China$183.57 M
7The Netherlands$124.75 M
8Japan$104.51 M
9Singapore$55.11 M
10Belgium$54.76 M

Overall Rank

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s trade increases 6.04 percent through February

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s trade with the world rose 6.04 percent, from $2.43 billion to $2.58 billion 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.

Boston’s Logan International Airport ranked No. 56 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 Boston’s Logan International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 France and No. 5 Switzerland . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Ireland, France, Switzerland and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 0.71 percent to $378.08 million.
    Exports fell 2.34 percent to $202.01 million. Imports rose 1.22 percent to $176.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 97.11 percent to $321.05 million.
    Exports rose 144.8 percent to $215.01 million. Imports rose 41.29 percent to $106.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland fell 6.58 percent to $320.19 million.
    Exports fell 8.54 percent to $70.37 million. Imports fell 6.02 percent to $249.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 France rose 18.05 percent to $279.2 million.
    Exports rose 18.21 percent to $104.39 million. Imports rose 17.95 percent to $174.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Switzerland fell 15.88 percent to $193.56 million.
    Exports fell 40.8 percent to $25.1 million. Imports fell 10.26 percent to $168.47 million.

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 57.81 percent of its trade with the world.

Boston’s Logan International Airport had trade surpluses with 100 countries and deficits with 52 through February. That compares with 101 surpluses and 52 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with United Kingdom, $108.98 million; The Netherlands, $98.27 million; and Japan, $54.58 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Ireland, $179.45 million; Switzerland, $143.37 million; and France, $70.42 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts, in that order. Those accounted for 50.47 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Sulfonamides, accounting for 48.51 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Boston’s Logan International Airport’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 73.26 percent compared to last year to $145.93 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 18.94 percent compared to last year to $143.99 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 2453.11 percent compared to last year to $124.64 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 14.61 percent compared to last year to $106.15 million.
  • Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts rose 35.4 percent compared to last year to $93.13 million.

On the import side:

  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 1.39 percent compared to last year to $182 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 7.07 percent compared to last year to $180.16 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 2.26 percent compared to last year to $173.35 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 39.41 percent compared to last year to $77.67 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 2086411 percent compared to last year to $48.93 million.

Last year Boston’s Logan International Airport posted total trade with the world of $0. The Port’s deficit was $0 . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $0 and imports came to $0.