Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

25.71%

Compared to last month

-11.59%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

40.80%

Compared to last month

-1.78%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

13.11%

Compared to last month

-19.89%

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

25

Rank 2020

21

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s total trade with the world was $4.42 billion in May, a change of 25.71 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 40.80 percent and the change in imports was 13.11 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas ranked No. 25 among U.S. trade partners in May. It had ranked No. 21 for the same month last year.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top three exports by value in May were (1) Computer chips, (2) Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment. 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) 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) Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, and (3) Fish fillets, chilled or frozen.

Top Trading Countries

RankCountryYTD
1China$3.4 billion
2South Korea$3.1 billion
3Vietnam$2.7 billion
4Taiwan$1.7 billion
5Ireland$1.1 billion
6Japan$1.1 billion
7United Kingdom$1 billion
8Germany$767.4 million
9France$675.2 million
10Singapore$653.9 million

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Top Exports

RankCommodityYTD
1Computer chips$2.4 billion
2Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing$2.3 billion
3Cell phones, related equipment$943.2 million
4Civilian aircraft, parts$677.1 million
5Computers$413.3 million
6Aircraft engines, parts$302.8 million
7Medical instruments$272.1 million
8Digital storage devices$238.2 million
9Computer parts$188.6 million
10Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts$162.2 million

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Cell phones, related equipment$4.2 billion
2Returned exports, without change$936.4 million
3Plasma, vaccines, blood$804.5 million
4Computers$709.5 million
5Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing$403.8 million
6Aircraft engines, parts$339.1 million
7Jewelry, parts$302.5 million
8Non-engine aircraft parts$291.4 million
9Computer parts$269.1 million
10Computer chips$234.5 million

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s trade increases 15.81 percent through May

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s trade with the world rose 15.81 percent, from $19.41 billion to $22.48 billion through the first five 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 $1.79 trillion, with exports at $692.28 billion and imports at $1.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 20.62 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 18.92 percent and imports rose 21.72 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 May 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 May 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, China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 20.09 percent to $3.38 billion.
    Exports rose 25.49 percent to $1.05 billion. Imports rose 17.8 percent to $2.33 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 10.59 percent to $3.13 billion.
    Exports rose 14.27 percent to $2.32 billion. Imports rose 1.38 percent to $818.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Vietnam rose 29.2 percent to $2.67 billion.
    Exports rose 86.41 percent to $279.45 million. Imports rose 24.72 percent to $2.39 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan rose 13.96 percent to $1.72 billion.
    Exports rose 8.64 percent to $1.35 billion. Imports rose 39.11 percent to $366.43 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Ireland rose 70.11 percent to $1.13 billion.
    Exports rose 25.39 percent to $28.39 million. Imports rose 71.69 percent to $1.1 billion.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 53.52 percent of its trade with the world.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas had trade surpluses with 127 countries and deficits with 53 through May. That compares with 134 surpluses and 47 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with South Korea, $1.5 billion; Taiwan, $985.8 million; and The Netherlands, $445.27 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Vietnam, $2.11 billion; China, $1.28 billion; and Ireland, $1.07 billion.

Through May 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 64.57 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Cell phones, related equipment; Returned exports, without change; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Computers; and Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, accounting for 58.06 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer chips rose 8.87 percent compared to last year to $2.39 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 23.11 percent compared to last year to $2.25 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 38.4 percent compared to last year to $943.16 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 25.66 percent compared to last year to $677.06 million.
  • Computers rose 52.44 percent compared to last year to $413.28 million.

On the import side:

  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 14.91 percent compared to last year to $4.19 billion.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 0.69 percent compared to last year to $936.43 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 7.3 percent compared to last year to $804.49 million.
  • Computers rose 36.97 percent compared to last year to $709.54 million.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 43.93 percent compared to last year to $403.8 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.