Boston’s Logan International Airport

Boston's Logan International Airport’s trade totaled $503.95 million for the month of April, $4.36 billion through April of 2020, and $17.35 billion for all of 2019, 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$591.06 M
2Germany$504.75 M
3France$495.67 M
4Switzerland$385.54 M
5United Kingdom$295.23 M
6Belgium$255.55 M
7China$222.95 M
8Japan$220.34 M
9The Netherlands$202.65 M
10Italy$129.2 M

Overall Rank

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s trade decreases 19.61 percent through April

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s trade with the world fell 19.61 percent, from $5.43 billion to $4.36 billion through the first four months of 2020 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 $1.23 trillion, with exports at $491.46 billion and imports at $733.63 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 9.31 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 9.55 percent and imports fell 9.15 percent.

Boston’s Logan International Airport ranked No. 54 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through April of 2020.

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 April 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, France, United Kingdom and Switzerland, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Ireland fell 19.7 percent to $591.06 million.
    Exports fell 81.75 percent to $109.03 million. Imports rose 247.4 percent to $482.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany fell 34.12 percent to $504.75 million.
    Exports fell 6.32 percent to $320.4 million. Imports fell 56.54 percent to $184.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 France fell 9.65 percent to $495.67 million.
    Exports fell 46.02 percent to $184.68 million. Imports rose 50.64 percent to $311 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Switzerland fell 18.79 percent to $385.54 million.
    Exports fell 90.5 percent to $39.23 million. Imports rose 459.72 percent to $346.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom fell 42.86 percent to $295.23 million.
    Exports fell 36.67 percent to $133.17 million. Imports fell 47.1 percent to $162.07 million.

Boston’s Logan International Airport’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 52.07 percent of its trade with the world.

Boston’s Logan International Airport had trade surpluses with 107 countries and deficits with 52 through April. That compares with 60 surpluses and 108 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Germany, $136.05 million; Japan, $104.8 million; and The Netherlands, $100.92 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with Ireland, $373 million; Switzerland, $307.08 million; and Belgium, $215.49 million.

Through April its top exports were Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filers, etc.; Civilian aircraft, parts; Medical instruments; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Misc. medical chemical re-agents, in that order. Those accounted for 47.29 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Medical instruments; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 51.5 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filers, etc. rose 15.85 percent compared to last year to $219.55 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 25.45 percent compared to last year to $214.11 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 38.09 percent compared to last year to $196.71 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 25.27 percent compared to last year to $138.58 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 29.77 percent compared to last year to $85.41 million.

On the import side:

  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 17.78 percent compared to last year to $341.75 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 11.28 percent compared to last year to $310.07 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 28.51 percent compared to last year to $274.62 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 2.53 percent compared to last year to $213.84 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 58.8 percent compared to last year to $176.92 million.

Last year Boston’s Logan International Airport posted total trade with the world of $17.35 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.1 billion. Exports totaled $7.13 billion and imports came to $10.23 billion.