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Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas

Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s trade totaled $1.23 billion for the month of October, $11.69 billion through October of 2018, and $14.04 billion for all of 2017, 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$1.31 B
2The Netherlands$1.03 B
3China$1.01 B
4United Kingdom$1.01 B
5Saudi Arabia$555.23 M
6Japan$512.44 M
7Singapore$500.92 M
8Brazil$495.24 M
9United Arab Emirates$384.8 M
10Australia$309.51 M

Overall Rank

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s trade decreases 0.5 percent through October

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s trade with the world fell 0.5 percent, from $11.75 billion to $11.69 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas ranked No. 62 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 56. It finished No. 58 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 15.5 percent to $1.31 billion.
    Exports fell 17.51 percent to $479.07 million. Imports fell 14.3 percent to $835.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 The Netherlands fell 21.76 percent to $1.03 billion.
    Exports fell 21.07 percent to $885.31 million. Imports fell 25.62 percent to $149.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 2.59 percent to $1.01 billion.
    Exports rose 18.77 percent to $375.01 million. Imports fell 5.02 percent to $636.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 14.55 percent to $1.01 billion.
    Exports rose 25.06 percent to $473.85 million. Imports rose 6.62 percent to $535.89 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Saudi Arabia rose 23.18 percent to $555.23 million.
    Exports rose 19.19 percent to $507.8 million. Imports rose 92.04 percent to $47.43 million.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 42.13 percent of its trade with the world.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas had trade surpluses with 134 countries and deficits with 65 through October. That compares with 136 surpluses and 66 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with The Netherlands, $735.95 million; Saudi Arabia, $460.37 million; and United Arab Emirates, $329.04 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Germany, $356.74 million; China, $261.93 million; and Japan, $162.37 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, in that order. Those accounted for 36.5 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Cell phones, related equipment; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Computers; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, accounting for 35.87 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 17.83 percent compared to last year to $716.32 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 15.64 percent compared to last year to $621.4 million.
  • Computers fell 1.25 percent compared to last year to $508.63 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 11.27 percent compared to last year to $420.77 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 9.14 percent compared to last year to $321.94 million.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 11.39 percent compared to last year to $556.71 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 5.35 percent compared to last year to $426.47 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 49.76 percent compared to last year to $248.02 million.
  • Computers rose 23.3 percent compared to last year to $222.65 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 12.63 percent compared to last year to $196.5 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $8.86 billion and imports came to $5.61 billion.