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John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade totaled $15.26 billion for the month of April, $60.79 billion through April 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
1Switzerland$5.28 B
2China$5.18 B
3United Kingdom$4.91 B
4Germany$4.71 B
5Israel$4.36 B
6India$3.81 B
7France$3.75 B
8Hong Kong$3.33 B
9Italy$3.01 B
10Belgium$2.74 B

Overall Rank

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade decreases 6.33 percent through April

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s trade with the world fell 6.33 percent, from $64.9 billion to $60.79 billion through the first four 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 $1.35 trillion, with exports at $543.34 billion and imports at $807.48 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 0.58 percent and imports rose 0.56 percent.

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

Through April John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Israel. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, China, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Israel, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Switzerland fell 1.56 percent to $5.28 billion.
    Exports fell 7.06 percent to $2.87 billion. Imports rose 5.88 percent to $2.41 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 8.01 percent to $5.18 billion.
    Exports fell 8.87 percent to $1.32 billion. Imports fell 7.71 percent to $3.86 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom fell 27.45 percent to $4.91 billion.
    Exports fell 32.8 percent to $3.25 billion. Imports fell 14 percent to $1.66 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 8.59 percent to $4.71 billion.
    Exports rose 20.64 percent to $2.44 billion. Imports fell 1.94 percent to $2.27 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Israel fell 5.14 percent to $4.36 billion.
    Exports fell 13.05 percent to $1.78 billion. Imports rose 1.23 percent to $2.58 billion.

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 40.21 percent of its trade with the world.

John F. Kennedy International Airport had trade surpluses with 120 countries and deficits with 100 through April. That compares with 123 surpluses and 91 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Hong Kong, $1.92 billion; United Kingdom, $1.59 billion; and South Korea, $777.71 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with China, $2.54 billion; India, $1.75 billion; and Israel, $798.19 million.

Through April 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 48.18 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 44.71 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 0.49 percent compared to last year to $5 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 8.98 percent compared to last year to $2.97 billion.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 13.22 percent compared to last year to $2.36 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 19.94 percent compared to last year to $2.18 billion.
  • Gold fell 66.53 percent compared to last year to $1.5 billion.

On the import side:

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 6.1 percent compared to last year to $5.38 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 2.89 percent compared to last year to $3.11 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 31.98 percent compared to last year to $2.16 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 13.66 percent compared to last year to $1.91 billion.
  • Unwrought platinum in various forms fell 3.38 percent compared to last year to $1.62 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.