Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

-8.79%

Compared to last month

-6.86%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

14.17%

Compared to last month

-16.17%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

-22.28%

Compared to last month

3.02%

Current RankAmong U.S. airports, seaports, border crossings

26

Rank 2020

19

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s total trade with the world was $4.64 billion in August, a change of -8.79 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 14.17 percent and the change in imports was -22.28 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas ranked No. 26 among U.S. trade partners in August. It had ranked No. 19 for the same month last year.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top three exports by value in August were (1) Computer chips, (2) Semiconductor machinery, parts, and (3) Civilian aircraft, parts. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Cell phones, related equipment, (2) Returned exports, without change, and (3) Computers. By tonnage, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top three exports were (1) Semiconductor machinery, parts, (2) Polyethers, epoxides, polyesters,, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Cell phones, related equipment, (2) Fish fillets, chilled or frozen, and (3) Computers.

Top Trading Countries

RankCountryYTD
1China$5.5 billion
2South Korea$4.9 billion
3Vietnam$4.2 billion
4Taiwan$3.2 billion
5Japan$1.9 billion
6Ireland$1.8 billion
7United Kingdom$1.6 billion
8Germany$1.3 billion
9France$1.2 billion
10Singapore$1.1 billion

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Top Exports

RankCommodityYTD
1Computer chips$3.8 billion
2Semiconductor machinery, parts$3.6 billion
3Cell phones, related equipment$1.5 billion
4Civilian aircraft, parts$1.4 billion
5Computers$705.7 million
6Aircraft engines, parts$471.5 million
7Medical instruments$435 million
8Computer parts$414.1 million
9Digital storage devices$408.2 million
10Artificial knees, hips, etc.$267.7 million

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Cell phones, related equipment$6.9 billion
2Returned exports, without change$1.9 billion
3Computers$1.2 billion
4Plasma, vaccines, blood$877.6 million
5Computer parts$681.3 million
6Semiconductor machinery, parts$662.6 million
7Aircraft engines, parts$517.7 million
8Non-engine aircraft parts$454.9 million
9Computer chips$440.6 million
10Jewelry, parts$378.2 million

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s trade increases 9.79 percent through August

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s trade with the world rose 9.79 percent, from $33.99 billion to $37.31 billion through the first eight months of 2021 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 $2.95 trillion, with exports at $1.13 trillion and imports at $1.82 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 22.99 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 23.34 percent and imports rose 22.78 percent.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas ranked No. 24 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 21. It finished No. 22 in the last full year.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port Laredo; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through August Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Ireland. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 10.81 percent to $4.88 billion.
    Exports rose 23.81 percent to $1.58 billion. Imports rose 5.51 percent to $3.3 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 8.66 percent to $4.43 billion.
    Exports rose 13.59 percent to $3.13 billion. Imports fell 1.57 percent to $1.3 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Vietnam rose 1.74 percent to $3.7 billion.
    Exports rose 89.8 percent to $387.71 million. Imports fell 3.5 percent to $3.32 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan rose 31.4 percent to $2.68 billion.
    Exports rose 20.85 percent to $2 billion. Imports rose 76.37 percent to $683.45 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Ireland rose 28.73 percent to $1.69 billion.
    Exports fell 74.47 percent to $45.38 million. Imports rose 44.92 percent to $1.64 billion.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 53.2 percent of its trade with the world.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas had trade surpluses with 135 countries and deficits with 53 through August. That compares with 135 surpluses and 54 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with South Korea, $1.82 billion; Taiwan, $1.31 billion; and The Netherlands, $691.82 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Vietnam, $2.93 billion; China, $1.72 billion; and Ireland, $1.6 billion.

Through August its top exports were Computer chips; Semiconductor machinery, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 64.37 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Cell phones, related equipment; Returned exports, without change; Computers; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Computer parts, accounting for 57.34 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s exports:

  • Computer chips rose 8.72 percent compared to last year to $3.8 billion.
  • Semiconductor machinery, parts rose 27.41 percent compared to last year to $3.62 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 32.4 percent compared to last year to $1.52 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 9.35 percent compared to last year to $1.42 billion.
  • Computers rose 33.85 percent compared to last year to $705.75 million.

On the import side:

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 14.79 percent compared to last year to $6.93 billion.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 33.22 percent compared to last year to $1.9 billion.
  • Computers rose 15.46 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 37.17 percent compared to last year to $877.56 million.
  • Computer parts rose 99.23 percent compared to last year to $681.29 million.

Last year Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas posted total trade with the world of $50.06 billion. The Port’s deficit was $5.63 billion. Exports totaled $22.21 billion and imports came to $27.85 billion.