Houston Int’l Airport

Houston Int'l Airport’s trade totaled $749.56 million for the month of August, $7.1 billion through August of 2020, and $15.25 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
1Germany$677.63 M
2The Netherlands$642.24 M
3United Kingdom$514.52 M
4United Arab Emirates$453.85 M
5Brazil$379.99 M
6Saudi Arabia$362.99 M
7China$274.59 M
8France$266.95 M
9Norway$235.57 M
10India$229.65 M

Overall Rank

Houston Int’l Airport’s trade decreases 29.55 percent through August

Houston Int’l Airport’s trade with the world fell 29.55 percent, from $10.08 billion to $7.1 billion through the first eight 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 $2.4 trillion, with exports at $917.89 billion and imports at $1.48 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.21 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.18 percent and imports fell 11.26 percent.

Houston Int’l Airport ranked No. 60 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 60. It finished No. 59 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; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through August Houston Int’l Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Brazil. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, China and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 28.56 percent to $677.63 million.
    Exports fell 4.31 percent to $360.39 million. Imports fell 44.53 percent to $317.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 The Netherlands fell 25.81 percent to $642.24 million.
    Exports fell 26.41 percent to $503.05 million. Imports fell 23.57 percent to $139.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom fell 37.14 percent to $514.52 million.
    Exports fell 40.24 percent to $249.57 million. Imports fell 33.91 percent to $264.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Arab Emirates rose 0.78 percent to $453.85 million.
    Exports rose 5.24 percent to $440.39 million. Imports fell 57.8 percent to $13.46 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Brazil rose 8.21 percent to $379.99 million.
    Exports fell 2.97 percent to $267.18 million. Imports rose 48.86 percent to $112.8 million.

Houston Int’l Airport’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 37.57 percent of its trade with the world.

Houston Int’l Airport had trade surpluses with 137 countries and deficits with 54 through August. That compares with 134 surpluses and 61 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $426.93 million; The Netherlands, $363.87 million; and Saudi Arabia, $338.64 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with France, $113.91 million; Czech Republic, $86.5 million; and Mexico, $84.1 million.

Through August its top exports were Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Miscellaneous machines, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 36.43 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Returned exports, without change; Cell phones, related equipment; Misc. aircraft parts; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Computers, accounting for 40.91 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Houston Int’l Airport’s exports:

  • Computers fell 18.83 percent compared to last year to $381.01 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 23.11 percent compared to last year to $374.89 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 35.74 percent compared to last year to $372.13 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks fell 16.64 percent compared to last year to $307.61 million.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts fell 25.01 percent compared to last year to $230.09 million.

On the import side:

  • Returned exports, without change fell 33.22 percent compared to last year to $316.43 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 39.05 percent compared to last year to $224.56 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts rose 94.79 percent compared to last year to $185.84 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 13.7 percent compared to last year to $171.96 million.
  • Computers rose 6.31 percent compared to last year to $136.12 million.

Last year Houston Int’l Airport posted total trade with the world of $15.25 billion. The Port’s surplus was $3.36 billion. Exports totaled $9.3 billion and imports came to $5.95 billion.