John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade totaled $19.75 billion for the month of July, $128.73 billion through July of 2020, and $187.29 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
1Switzerland$31.12 B
2China$9.7 B
3United Kingdom$8.65 B
4Hong Kong$7.57 B
5Germany$7.35 B
6Singapore$6.08 B
7India$5.56 B
8South Africa$4.59 B
9Israel$4.38 B
10France$4.18 B

Overall Rank

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade increases 21.92 percent through July

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade with the world rose 21.92 percent, from $105.58 billion to $128.73 billion through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

John F. Kennedy International Airport ranked No. 3 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 5. It finished No. 5 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 July John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany and Israel, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Switzerland rose 180.23 percent to $26.54 billion.
    Exports fell 39.94 percent to $3.03 billion. Imports rose 430.69 percent to $23.52 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 19 percent to $8.18 billion.
    Exports fell 2.53 percent to $2.78 billion. Imports fell 25.49 percent to $5.39 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom fell 8.73 percent to $7.81 billion.
    Exports fell 4.78 percent to $5.34 billion. Imports fell 16.25 percent to $2.47 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hong Kong rose 34.06 percent to $7.06 billion.
    Exports fell 52.05 percent to $2.04 billion. Imports rose 395.5 percent to $5.02 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 18.62 percent to $6.3 billion.
    Exports fell 18.5 percent to $3.28 billion. Imports fell 18.74 percent to $3.02 billion.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 51.28 percent of its trade with the world.

John F. Kennedy International Airport had trade surpluses with 118 countries and deficits with 98 through July. That compares with 124 surpluses and 101 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with United Kingdom, $2.87 billion; The Netherlands, $1.3 billion; and South Korea, $843.27 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Switzerland, $20.49 billion; South Africa, $3.36 billion; and Singapore, $2.99 billion.

Through July its top exports were Diamonds, not mounted; Gold; Unwrought platinum in various forms; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, in that order. Those accounted for 43.27 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Articles with precious metals; Diamonds, not mounted; Unwrought platinum in various forms; and Medicines in individual dosages, accounting for 63.65 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 43.57 percent compared to last year to $4.59 billion.
  • Gold rose 72.02 percent compared to last year to $4.29 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 91.42 percent compared to last year to $3.58 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 29.4 percent compared to last year to $3.55 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 45.64 percent compared to last year to $2.42 billion.

On the import side:

  • Gold rose 2361.04 percent compared to last year to $21.39 billion.
  • Articles with precious metals rose 6986.4 percent compared to last year to $18.26 billion.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 47.14 percent compared to last year to $5.02 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 68.03 percent compared to last year to $5.01 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 20.96 percent compared to last year to $4.59 billion.

Last year John F. Kennedy International Airport posted total trade with the world of $187.29 billion. The Port’s deficit was $15.95 billion. Exports totaled $85.67 billion and imports came to $101.62 billion.