John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade totaled $16.76 billion for the month of December, $187.29 billion for all of 2019, and $195 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

RankPort2019
1China$18.2 B
2United Kingdom$17.78 B
3Switzerland$16.66 B
4Germany$13.72 B
5Israel$12.12 B
6India$11.56 B
7France$10.92 B
8Hong Kong$8.88 B
9Italy$8.78 B
10Japan$7.53 B

Overall Rank

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade decreases 3.96 percent in 2019.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade with the world fell 3.96 percent, from $195 billion to $187.29 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

In 2019, the nation’s total trade was $4.14 trillion, with exports at $1.65 trillion and imports at $2.49 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.46 percent compared to 2018. Exports fell 1.13 percent and imports fell 1.67 percent.

John F. Kennedy International Airport ranked No. 5 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings in 2019.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — in 2019, by value, were Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In 2019 John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Israel. In 2018, the top trade partners were held by China, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Israel and India, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 3.63 percent to $18.2 billion.
    Exports rose 10.48 percent to $5.38 billion. Imports fell 8.53 percent to $12.82 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 11.97 percent to $17.78 billion.
    Exports rose 12.51 percent to $11.63 billion. Imports rose 10.96 percent to $6.16 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Switzerland fell 4.61 percent to $16.66 billion.
    Exports fell 18.96 percent to $8.03 billion. Imports rose 14.2 percent to $8.63 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 7.03 percent to $13.72 billion.
    Exports rose 7.65 percent to $6.79 billion. Imports rose 6.42 percent to $6.93 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Israel fell 15.44 percent to $12.12 billion.
    Exports fell 17.72 percent to $4.98 billion. Imports fell 13.77 percent to $7.14 billion.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top five trading partners in 2019 accounted for 41.91 percent of its trade with the world.

John F. Kennedy International Airport had trade surpluses with 120 countries and deficits with 107 in 2019. That compares with 123 surpluses and 105 deficits for 2018. The top three surpluses were with United Kingdom, $5.47 billion; Hong Kong, $5.02 billion; and South Korea, $1.64 billion. The top three deficits were with China, $7.44 billion; India, $5.45 billion; and Italy, $3.51 billion.

In 2019 its top exports were Diamonds, not mounted; Civilian aircraft, parts; Jewelry, parts; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Gold, in that order. Those accounted for 48.05 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Diamonds, not mounted; Value added to a returned import; Medicines in individual dosages; Unwrought platinum in various forms; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, accounting for 42.91 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s exports:

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 11.77 percent compared to last year to $12.92 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 9.01 percent compared to last year to $8.71 billion.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 2.89 percent compared to last year to $6.75 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 22.53 percent compared to last year to $6.73 billion.
  • Gold fell 36.85 percent compared to last year to $6.07 billion.

On the import side:

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 19.65 percent compared to last year to $14.92 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 14.32 percent compared to last year to $10.67 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 16.91 percent compared to last year to $6.36 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 15.17 percent compared to last year to $6.1 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 4.42 percent compared to last year to $5.55 billion.

In 2018 John F. Kennedy International Airport posted total trade with the world of $195 billion. The Port’s deficit was $7.44 billion. Exports totaled $93.78 billion and imports came to $101.22 billion.