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Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade totaled $9.27 billion for the month of April, $36.76 billion through April of 2019, and $120.8 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$9.07 B
2India$3.04 B
3Japan$2.76 B
4Hong Kong$1.76 B
5Taiwan$1.72 B
6Germany$1.67 B
7Singapore$1.47 B
8United Kingdom$1.39 B
9South Korea$1.32 B
10The Netherlands$1.14 B

Overall Rank

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade decreases 4.8 percent through April

Los Angeles International Airport’s trade with the world fell 4.8 percent, from $38.62 billion to $36.76 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.

Los Angeles International Airport ranked No. 9 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 Los Angeles International Airport’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Taiwan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, India, Japan, Hong Kong and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 3.51 percent to $9.07 billion.
    Exports rose 1.42 percent to $2.84 billion. Imports fell 5.61 percent to $6.23 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 3.71 percent to $3.04 billion.
    Exports rose 4.67 percent to $1.56 billion. Imports rose 2.72 percent to $1.48 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 2.21 percent to $2.76 billion.
    Exports fell 1.51 percent to $1.63 billion. Imports fell 3.2 percent to $1.13 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hong Kong fell 22.62 percent to $1.76 billion.
    Exports fell 21.68 percent to $1.64 billion. Imports fell 33.48 percent to $120.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Taiwan rose 10.7 percent to $1.72 billion.
    Exports rose 14.79 percent to $652.2 million. Imports rose 8.33 percent to $1.06 billion.

Los Angeles International Airport’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 49.89 percent of its trade with the world.

Los Angeles International Airport had trade surpluses with 144 countries and deficits with 69 through April. That compares with 146 surpluses and 73 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Hong Kong, $1.52 billion; The Netherlands, $860.38 million; and South Korea, $595.2 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with China, $3.38 billion; Malaysia, $425.39 million; and Taiwan, $411.27 million.

Through April its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Computer chips; Diamonds, not mounted; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 36.98 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 44.71 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 19.03 percent compared to last year to $2.01 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 11.21 percent compared to last year to $1.7 billion.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 2.22 percent compared to last year to $1.49 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 21.22 percent compared to last year to $912.63 million.
  • Computers fell 25.36 percent compared to last year to $649.13 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers fell 16.21 percent compared to last year to $2.2 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 10.97 percent compared to last year to $2.19 billion.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 5.97 percent compared to last year to $1.63 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 24.46 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 4.13 percent compared to last year to $1.08 billion.

Last year Los Angeles International Airport posted total trade with the world of $120.8 billion. The Port’s deficit was $4.61 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Germany. Exports totaled $58.1 billion and imports came to $62.71 billion.