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John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade totaled $17.97 billion for the month of October, $153.8 billion through October 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

RankPortYTD
1China$14.9 B
2United Kingdom$14.13 B
3Switzerland$12.95 B
4Germany$11.14 B
5Israel$10.18 B
6India$9.65 B
7France$9.31 B
8Hong Kong$7.71 B
9Italy$7.46 B
10Japan$6.16 B

Overall Rank

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade decreases 6.26 percent through October

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade with the world fell 6.26 percent, from $164.06 billion to $153.8 billion through the first 10 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 $3.47 trillion, with exports at $1.37 trillion and imports at $2.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.15 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.23 percent and imports fell 1.1 percent.

John F. Kennedy International Airport ranked No. 5 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through October 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. Through the same period of the previous year, 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 3.31 percent to $14.9 billion.
    Exports rose 5.49 percent to $4.32 billion. Imports fell 6.5 percent to $10.58 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 1.64 percent to $14.13 billion.
    Exports rose 2.52 percent to $9.44 billion. Imports fell 0.09 percent to $4.69 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Switzerland fell 15.71 percent to $12.95 billion.
    Exports fell 29.61 percent to $6.34 billion. Imports rose 4.03 percent to $6.6 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 4.87 percent to $11.14 billion.
    Exports rose 11.44 percent to $5.73 billion. Imports fell 1.3 percent to $5.4 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Israel fell 13.31 percent to $10.18 billion.
    Exports fell 16.67 percent to $4.13 billion. Imports fell 10.86 percent to $6.05 billion.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 41.15 percent of its trade with the world.

John F. Kennedy International Airport had trade surpluses with 119 countries and deficits with 107 through October. That compares with 119 surpluses and 107 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Kingdom, $4.75 billion; Hong Kong, $4.46 billion; and South Korea, $1.48 billion. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $6.25 billion; India, $4.56 billion; and Italy, $2.83 billion.

Through October its top exports were Diamonds, not mounted; Civilian aircraft, parts; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Jewelry, parts; and Gold, in that order. Those accounted for 47.89 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; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Unwrought platinum in various forms, accounting for 43.97 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 11.38 percent compared to last year to $11 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 10.04 percent compared to last year to $7.24 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 22.28 percent compared to last year to $5.8 billion.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 6.83 percent compared to last year to $5.49 billion.
  • Gold fell 51.09 percent compared to last year to $4.54 billion.

On the import side:

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 18.95 percent compared to last year to $12.73 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 5.24 percent compared to last year to $8.49 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 29.8 percent compared to last year to $5.5 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 4.01 percent compared to last year to $4.87 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms rose 10.95 percent compared to last year to $4.77 billion.

Last year John F. Kennedy International Airport posted total trade with the world of $195 billion. The Port’s deficit was $7.44 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Israel and India. Exports totaled $93.78 billion and imports came to $101.22 billion.

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