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Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas

Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s trade totaled $1.2 billion for the month of February, $2.31 billion through February of 2019, and $14.13 billion for all of 2018, 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$218.52 M
2The Netherlands$215.07 M
3United Kingdom$164.32 M
4China$152.41 M
5Japan$129.76 M
6Brazil$108.48 M
7United Arab Emirates$100.52 M
8Singapore$99.35 M
9Saudi Arabia$86.61 M
10France$80.22 M

Overall Rank

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s trade increases 6.68 percent through February

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s trade with the world rose 6.68 percent, from $2.17 billion to $2.31 billion through the first two months of 2019 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas ranked No. 60 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February of 2019.

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

Through February Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s top trade parters were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, China and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 24.69 percent to $218.52 million.
    Exports rose 3.47 percent to $87.39 million. Imports fell 36.25 percent to $131.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 The Netherlands fell 8.6 percent to $215.07 million.
    Exports fell 15.24 percent to $185.15 million. Imports rose 77.27 percent to $29.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom fell 25.95 percent to $164.32 million.
    Exports fell 25.9 percent to $79.62 million. Imports fell 25.99 percent to $84.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 13.13 percent to $152.41 million.
    Exports rose 19.7 percent to $51.26 million. Imports fell 23.74 percent to $101.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 42.74 percent to $129.76 million.
    Exports rose 58.73 percent to $43.84 million. Imports rose 35.76 percent to $85.92 million.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 38.05 percent of its trade with the world.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas had trade surpluses with 114 countries and deficits with 54 through February. That compares with 112 surpluses and 55 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with The Netherlands, $155.23 million; United Arab Emirates, $85.98 million; and Saudi Arabia, $79.36 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with China, $49.88 million; Italy, $46.66 million; and Germany, $43.75 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Miscellaneous machines, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 37.57 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Cell phones, related equipment; Value added to a returned import; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment, accounting for 36.58 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 24.51 percent compared to last year to $163.18 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 10.5 percent compared to last year to $122.14 million.
  • Computers rose 3.22 percent compared to last year to $98.71 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 38.14 percent compared to last year to $90.91 million.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 80.07 percent compared to last year to $71.62 million.

On the import side:

  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 104.89 percent compared to last year to $118.42 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 1.83 percent compared to last year to $93.66 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 17.61 percent compared to last year to $40.2 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 59.9 percent compared to last year to $35.05 million.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment rose 10.76 percent compared to last year to $26.53 million.

Last year Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas posted total trade with the world of $14.46 billion. The Port’s surplus was $3.25 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $8.86 billion and imports came to $5.61 billion.