Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

24.92%

Compared to last month

35.70%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

2.24%

Compared to last month

51.47%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

51.86%

Compared to last month

25.28%

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

24

Rank 2020

27

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s total trade with the world was $4.71 billion in March, a change of 24.92 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 2.24 percent and the change in imports was 51.86 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas ranked No. 24 among U.S. trade partners in March. It had ranked No. 27 for the same month last year.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top three exports by value in March were (1) Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, (2) Computer chips, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Cell phones, related equipment, (2) Plasma, vaccines, blood, and (3) Computers. By tonnage, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top three exports were (1) Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, (2) Medical instruments, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Cell phones, related equipment, (2) Compressors and pumps, and (3) Computers.

Top Trading Countries

RankCountryYTD
1China$2.1 billion
2South Korea$1.7 billion
3Vietnam$1.6 billion
4Taiwan$1 billion
5Ireland$728.8 million
6United Kingdom$613.9 million
7Japan$609.1 million
8Germany$464 million
9The Netherlands$394.1 million
10France$354.9 million

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Top Exports

RankCommodityYTD
1Computer chips$1.3 billion
2Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing$1.3 billion
3Cell phones, related equipment$509.3 million
4Civilian aircraft, parts$286.2 million
5Computers$264.6 million
6Aircraft engines, parts$168.8 million
7Digital storage devices$165.1 million
8Medical instruments$147.8 million
9Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts$98.3 million
10Computer parts$95.8 million

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Cell phones, related equipment$2.5 billion
2Plasma, vaccines, blood$760.7 million
3Computers$463.7 million
4Returned exports, without change$325.3 million
5Jewelry, parts$229.9 million
6Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing$203.1 million
7Aircraft engines, parts$182.2 million
8Non-engine aircraft parts$173.3 million
9Computer parts$164.3 million
10Computer chips$119.8 million

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s trade increases 4.48 percent through March

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s trade with the world rose 4.48 percent, from $12.49 billion to $13.05 billion through the first three 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 $1.04 trillion, with exports at $403.17 billion and imports at $635.92 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 7.7 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 1.89 percent and imports rose 11.74 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 March of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 24. 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 March 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 South Korea, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 40.82 percent to $2.1 billion.
    Exports rose 35.41 percent to $623.62 million. Imports rose 43.25 percent to $1.47 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea fell 2.85 percent to $1.71 billion.
    Exports rose 3.52 percent to $1.25 billion. Imports fell 16.95 percent to $454.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Vietnam fell 3.07 percent to $1.57 billion.
    Exports rose 43.56 percent to $130.77 million. Imports fell 5.84 percent to $1.44 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan rose 6.41 percent to $1.03 billion.
    Exports rose 1.46 percent to $842.19 million. Imports rose 35.51 percent to $191.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Ireland rose 75.8 percent to $728.81 million.
    Exports rose 63.58 percent to $15.88 million. Imports rose 76.09 percent to $712.94 million.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top five trading partners through March accounted for 54.69 percent of its trade with the world.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas had trade surpluses with 108 countries and deficits with 53 through March. That compares with 123 surpluses and 49 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through March of this year were with South Korea, $799.17 million; Taiwan, $650.9 million; and The Netherlands, $279.79 million. The top three deficits through March of this year were with Vietnam, $1.31 billion; China, $848.77 million; and Ireland, $697.06 million.

Through March its top exports were Computer chips; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Cell phones, related equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 63.98 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Cell phones, related equipment; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Computers; Returned exports, without change; and Jewelry, parts, accounting for 58.64 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer chips rose 2.41 percent compared to last year to $1.33 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 11.87 percent compared to last year to $1.31 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 21.06 percent compared to last year to $509.31 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 60.32 percent compared to last year to $286.18 million.
  • Computers rose 42.82 percent compared to last year to $264.56 million.

On the import side:

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 0.6 percent compared to last year to $2.48 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 56.91 percent compared to last year to $760.75 million.
  • Computers rose 99.87 percent compared to last year to $463.71 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 42.21 percent compared to last year to $325.33 million.
  • Jewelry, parts rose 109.22 percent compared to last year to $229.9 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.