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Boston’s Logan International Airport

Boston's Logan International Airport’s trade totaled $1.46 billion for the month of September, $12.93 billion through September 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
1Ireland$1.87 B
2Germany$1.72 B
3France$1.51 B
4Switzerland$1.24 B
5United Kingdom$888.23 M
6China$842.39 M
7The Netherlands$665.52 M
8Japan$486.78 M
9Italy$305.42 M
10Singapore$275.71 M

Overall Rank

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s trade increases 5.24 percent through September

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s trade with the world rose 5.24 percent, from $12.28 billion to $12.93 billion 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.

Boston’s Logan International Airport ranked No. 54 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 Boston’s Logan International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 France, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 United Kingdom. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Ireland rose 10.32 percent to $1.87 billion.
    Exports fell 18.24 percent to $306.18 million. Imports rose 18.43 percent to $1.56 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 9.66 percent to $1.72 billion.
    Exports fell 0.07 percent to $991.55 million. Imports fell 20.04 percent to $733.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 France rose 69.2 percent to $1.51 billion.
    Exports rose 4.26 percent to $457.03 million. Imports rose 131.68 percent to $1.06 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland fell 0.46 percent to $1.24 billion.
    Exports fell 18.55 percent to $142.58 million. Imports rose 2.51 percent to $1.09 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom fell 21.03 percent to $888.23 million.
    Exports fell 2 percent to $484.16 million. Imports fell 35.94 percent to $404.07 million.

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 55.92 percent of its trade with the world.

Boston’s Logan International Airport had trade surpluses with 126 countries and deficits with 59 through September. That compares with 126 surpluses and 58 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with The Netherlands, $481.96 million; Germany, $258.28 million; and China, $196.82 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Ireland, $1.26 billion; Switzerland, $949.88 million; and France, $598.54 million.

Through September its top exports were Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Civilian aircraft, parts; Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filers, etc.; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Medical equipment for physicals, in that order. Those accounted for 44.24 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, accounting for 51.34 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 18.68 percent compared to last year to $714.45 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 23.8 percent compared to last year to $634.45 million.
  • Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filers, etc. rose 21.94 percent compared to last year to $442.35 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 7.9 percent compared to last year to $370.28 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals fell 2.22 percent compared to last year to $217.52 million.

On the import side:

  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 16.9 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 22.69 percent compared to last year to $944.95 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 3.36 percent compared to last year to $940.96 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 88.22 percent compared to last year to $573.42 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 9.32 percent compared to last year to $321.85 million.

Last year Boston’s Logan International Airport posted total trade with the world of $16.64 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.84 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and France. Exports totaled $7.4 billion and imports came to $9.24 billion.

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