Los Angeles International Airport

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

1.77%

Compared to last month

-4.51%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

-5.86%

Compared to last month

0.21%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

7.88%

Compared to last month

-7.80%

Current RankAmong U.S. airports, seaports, border crossings

8

Rank 2019

9

Los Angeles International Airport’s total trade with the world was $10.05 billion in September, a change of 1.77 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was -5.86 percent and the change in imports was 7.88 percent. Los Angeles International Airport ranked No. 8 among U.S. trade partners in September. It had ranked No. 9 for the same month last year.

Los Angeles International Airport’s top three exports by value in September were (1) Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing, (2) Computer chips, and (3) Civilian aircraft, parts. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Computers, (2) Cell phones, related equipment, and (3) Computer chips. By tonnage, Los Angeles International Airport’s top three exports were (1) Grapes, fresh or dried, (2) Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc., and (3) Prepared foods, beverages. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Computers, (2) Cell phones, related equipment, and (3) Misc. articles made from textile materials.

Top Trading Countries

Rank Port YTD
1 China $28.3 billion
2 Japan $5.7 billion
3 Taiwan $5 billion
4 Germany $3.6 billion
5 South Korea $3.4 billion
6 Thailand $3.1 billion
7 Singapore $3 billion
8 Hong Kong $2.9 billion
9 Australia $2.7 billion
10 Malaysia $2.4 billion

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Top Exports

Rank Commodity YTD
1 Computer chips $4 billion
2 Civilian aircraft, parts $2.8 billion
3 Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing $2.5 billion
4 Medical instruments $1.5 billion
5 Plasma, vaccines, blood $1.5 billion
6 Computers $1.3 billion
7 Cell phones, related equipment $1.2 billion
8 Misc. medical chemical re-agents $944.1 million
9 Diamonds, not mounted $800.1 million
10 Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts $780.4 million

Top Imports

Rank Commodity YTD
1 Computers $9.9 billion
2 Cell phones, related equipment $6.1 billion
3 Misc. articles made from textile materials $3.5 billion
4 Computer chips $2.6 billion
5 Computer parts $2.4 billion
6 Returned exports, without change $1.8 billion
7 Digital storage devices $1.5 billion
8 Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing $1.2 billion
9 Cameras, including TV cameras $1.2 billion
10 Satellites, related equipment $1.1 billion

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade decreases 3.89 percent through September

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade with the world fell 3.89 percent, from $87.76 billion to $84.34 billion through the first nine 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 $2.73 trillion, with exports at $1.04 trillion and imports at $1.69 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 12.17 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.48 percent and imports fell 10 percent.

Los Angeles International Airport ranked No. 9 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 9. It finished No. 9 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 September Los Angeles International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 21.19 percent to $28.31 billion.
    Exports rose 6.14 percent to $6.74 billion. Imports rose 26.81 percent to $21.57 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 15.59 percent to $5.75 billion.
    Exports fell 11.26 percent to $3.45 billion. Imports fell 21.34 percent to $2.3 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 26.68 percent to $5.02 billion.
    Exports rose 3.6 percent to $1.51 billion. Imports rose 40.13 percent to $3.51 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany fell 6.21 percent to $3.58 billion.
    Exports fell 2.81 percent to $2.28 billion. Imports fell 11.63 percent to $1.3 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 21.45 percent to $3.35 billion.
    Exports rose 1.09 percent to $2 billion. Imports rose 72.77 percent to $1.35 billion.

Los Angeles International Airport’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 54.55 percent of its trade with the world.

Los Angeles International Airport had trade surpluses with 146 countries and deficits with 74 through September. That compares with 140 surpluses and 85 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Hong Kong, $2.46 billion; The Netherlands, $1.17 billion; and Japan, $1.14 billion. The top three deficits through September of this year were with China, $14.83 billion; Taiwan, $2 billion; and Thailand, $1.57 billion.

Through September its top exports were Computer chips; Civilian aircraft, parts; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Medical instruments; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, in that order. Those accounted for 35.02 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; Misc. articles made from textile materials; Computer chips; and Computer parts, accounting for 49.79 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Los Angeles International Airport’s exports:

  • Computer chips rose 3.55 percent compared to last year to $4.03 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 37.58 percent compared to last year to $2.84 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 87.62 percent compared to last year to $2.53 billion.
  • Medical instruments fell 23.74 percent compared to last year to $1.5 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 11.06 percent compared to last year to $1.48 billion.

On the import side:

  • Computers rose 58.24 percent compared to last year to $9.85 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 3.46 percent compared to last year to $6.13 billion.
  • Misc. articles made from textile materials rose 18382 percent compared to last year to $3.46 billion.
  • Computer chips rose 3.02 percent compared to last year to $2.58 billion.
  • Computer parts rose 72.24 percent compared to last year to $2.35 billion.

Last year Los Angeles International Airport posted total trade with the world of $118.38 billion. The Port’s deficit was $8.03 billion. Exports totaled $55.17 billion and imports came to $63.21 billion.