Louisville, International Airport, Ky.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade totaled $249.38 million for the month of May, $1.38 billion through May of 2020, and $3.78 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Mexico$683.98 M
2Canada$116.45 M
3United Arab Emirates$98.16 M
4Germany$84.3 M
5China$58.42 M
6The Netherlands$40.75 M
7United Kingdom$39.51 M
8Hong Kong$33.33 M
9Taiwan$29.78 M
10Japan$27.42 M

Overall Rank

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade increases 3.22 percent through May

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s trade with the world rose 3.22 percent, from $1.34 billion to $1.38 billion through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. ranked No. 105 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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 May Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Arab Emirates, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Canada, Japan, China and United Arab Emirates, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 64.76 percent to $683.98 million.
    Exports fell 86.23 percent to $46.47 million. Imports rose 720.9 percent to $637.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada fell 27.15 percent to $116.45 million.
    Exports fell 81.15 percent to $24.58 million. Imports rose 211.42 percent to $91.87 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Arab Emirates rose 33.67 percent to $98.16 million.
    Exports rose 3186.93 percent to $97.16 million. Imports fell 98.57 percent to $1.01 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 16.69 percent to $84.3 million.
    Exports fell 52.66 percent to $21.65 million. Imports rose 136.27 percent to $62.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 58.78 percent to $58.42 million.
    Exports fell 97.1 percent to $3.76 million. Imports rose 349.21 percent to $54.66 million.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 75.53 percent of its trade with the world.

Louisville, International Airport, Ky. had trade surpluses with 59 countries and deficits with 52 through May. That compares with 46 surpluses and 57 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $96.15 million; The Netherlands, $33.6 million; and Australia, $4.92 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Mexico, $591.03 million; Canada, $67.3 million; and China, $50.9 million.

Through May its top exports were Medical instruments; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, in that order. Those accounted for 29.76 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gold; Returned exports, without change; Misc. aircraft parts; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computers, accounting for 76.35 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Louisville, International Airport, Ky.’s exports:

  • Medical instruments rose 21.3 percent compared to last year to $29.44 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 48.11 percent compared to last year to $22.62 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 30.32 percent compared to last year to $16.16 million.
  • Computers fell 2.22 percent compared to last year to $13.61 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 43.19 percent compared to last year to $13.51 million.

On the import side:

  • Gold rose 103.13 percent compared to last year to $502.99 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 54.83 percent compared to last year to $200.28 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts fell 17.14 percent compared to last year to $50.75 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 93.98 percent compared to last year to $31.73 million.
  • Computers fell 56.98 percent compared to last year to $22.29 million.

Last year Louisville, International Airport, Ky. posted total trade with the world of $3.78 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.92 billion. Exports totaled $925.75 million and imports came to $2.85 billion.