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Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade totaled $11.45 billion for the month of October, $101.32 billion through October of 2018, and $114.37 billion for all of 2017, 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$26.48 B
2India$7.52 B
3Japan$7.44 B
4Hong Kong$5.45 B
5Germany$4.31 B
6Taiwan$4.18 B
7Thailand$3.52 B
8United Kingdom$3.44 B
9South Korea$3.39 B
10Switzerland$3.39 B

Overall Rank

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade increases 7.75 percent through October

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade with the world rose 7.75 percent, from $94.04 billion to $101.32 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Los Angeles International Airport ranked No. 9 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Los Angeles International Airport’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Germany . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Hong Kong, Japan, India and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 18.2 percent to $26.48 billion.
    Exports rose 19.01 percent to $7.4 billion. Imports rose 17.89 percent to $19.07 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 25.65 percent to $7.52 billion.
    Exports rose 22.46 percent to $3.76 billion. Imports rose 29.01 percent to $3.76 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 14.74 percent to $7.44 billion.
    Exports rose 14.35 percent to $4.6 billion. Imports rose 15.38 percent to $2.85 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hong Kong fell 23.25 percent to $5.45 billion.
    Exports fell 24.87 percent to $5.02 billion. Imports rose 2.82 percent to $426.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany rose 0.72 percent to $4.31 billion.
    Exports rose 23.71 percent to $2.69 billion. Imports fell 23.14 percent to $1.61 billion.

Los Angeles International Airport’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 50.52 percent of its trade with the world.

Los Angeles International Airport had trade surpluses with 153 countries and deficits with 76 through October. That compares with 144 surpluses and 82 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Hong Kong, $4.6 billion; Japan, $1.75 billion; and Switzerland, $1.64 billion. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $11.67 billion; Thailand, $1.52 billion; and Malaysia, $1.45 billion.

Through October it’s top exports were Computer chips; Civilian aircraft, parts; Diamonds, not mounted; Gold; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 37.25 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; Diamonds, not mounted; Computer chips; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 47.35 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer chips fell 6.79 percent compared to last year to $4.94 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 3.18 percent compared to last year to $4.77 billion.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 0.67 percent compared to last year to $4.28 billion.
  • Gold fell 43.39 percent compared to last year to $2.35 billion.
  • Computers rose 3.55 percent compared to last year to $2.05 billion.

On the import side:

  • Computers rose 5.43 percent compared to last year to $7.8 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 48.92 percent compared to last year to $6.19 billion.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 25.34 percent compared to last year to $4.44 billion.
  • Computer chips rose 11.36 percent compared to last year to $3.56 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 3.62 percent compared to last year to $2.6 billion.

Last year Los Angeles International Airport posted total trade with the world of $102.87 billion. The Port’s surplus was $953.89 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $51.91 billion and imports came to $50.96 billion.