Table 18 Top 25 U.S. Air Gateways for U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Value: 2001

Table 18
Top 25 U.S. Air Gateways for U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Value: 2001

(Millions of dollars)

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Rank by total Ports Total trade Exports Imports Exports minus imports
1 JFK Internatl. Airport, NY 116,581 50,079 66,502 -16,422
2 Los Angeles Internatl. Airport, CA 63,882 34,030 29,853 4,177
3 San Francisco, CA 61,953 32,320 29,633 2,687
4 Chicago, IL 44,916 19,918 24,998 -5,080
5 New Orleans, LA 27,353 13,810 13,544 266
6 Miami Internatl. Airport, FL 22,565 15,403 7,162 8,241
7 Anchorage, AK 21,874 5,109 16,765 -11,657
8 Cleveland, OH 19,679 9,213 10,467 -1,254
9 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 18,797 8,836 9,961 -1,126
10 Atlanta, GA 15,848 7,562 8,286 -724
11 Newark, NJ 9,414 3,245 6,170 -2,925
12 Boston Logan Airport, MA 9,216 5,664 3,552 2,112
13 Seattle-Tacoma Internatl. Airport, WA 8,849 3,546 5,303 -1,757
14 Philadelphia Internatl. Airport, PA 8,799 4,945 3,854 1,091
15 San Juan Internatl. Airport, PR 7,779 3,686 4,093 -407
16 Houston Internatl. Airport, TX 7,690 4,824 2,866 1,958
17 Washington, DC 5,985 2,926 3,059 -134
18 Indianapolis, IN 3,387 3,256 131 3,124
19 Memphis, TN 3,375 2,059 1,315 744
20 Oakland, CA 2,960 2,805 155 2,650
21 Cincinnati-Lawrenceburg, OH 2,787 1,124 1,662 -538
22 Detroit, MI 2,623 1,263 1,360 -97
23 Honolulu Internatl. Airport, HI 2,282 255 2,027 -1,772
24 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 2,159 1,384 775 609
25 Philadelphia, PA 2,071 152 1,919 -1,767
  All other airports 25,778 14,082 11,696 2,386
  Total, top 25 airports 492,823 237,412 255,411 -17,999
  Total, top 25 airports as % of all airports 95.0 94.4 95.6  
  Total, all airports 518,602 251,494 267,107 -15,613

NOTE: Data for all airports are based on U.S. Customs port classifications and include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL, and others) include major airports in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to of U.S. Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulations, May 2002.