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Top 10 Air Trade Commodities in the NY/NJ Region
Revenue Freight In Short Tons
2015

 
     
  Rank
Commodities
Total Imports % of Total  
  Short Tons $ in 000's Tons Dollars  
 
1
Machinery
126,900
$12,996,759
16.4
12.0
 
 
2
Electrical Machinery
73,019
$10,989,650
9.4
10.1
 
 
3
Woven Apparel
70,560
$3,152,811
9.1
2.9
 
 
4
Fish & Seafood
65,191
$405,203
8.4
0.4
 
 
5
Knit Apparel
55,766
$1,798,825
7.2
1.7
 
 
6
Optical, Medical Instruments
38,536
$7,612,866
5.0
7.0
 
 
7
Plastic
26,655
$671,393
3.4
0.6
 
 
8
Vegetables
24,540
$60,105
3.2
0.1
 
 
9
Footwear
24,007
$1,375,916
3.1
1.3
 
 
10
Pharmaceutical Products
17,715
$10,275,152
2.3
9.5
 
 
All Others
253,186
$59,367,669
32.6
54.6
 
 
Total
776,075
$108,706,348
100.0%
100.0%
 
     
  Rank Commodities Total Exports % of Total  
  Short Tons $ in 000's Tons Dollars  
 
1
Machinery
82,492
$9,335,328
15.6
9.9
 
 
2
Electrical Machinery
43,767
$8,234,589
8.3
8.7
 
 
3
Plastics
35,640
$930,116
6.7
1.0
 
 
4
Optical, Medical Instruments
34,714
$7,058,621
6.5
7.5
 
 
5
Perfumery, Cosmetics Products
22,558
$688,477
4.3
0.7
 
 
6
Books and Newspapers
22,453
$574,521
4.2
0.6
 
 
7
Vehicles, Not Railway
20,885
$520,515
3.9
0.6
 
 
8
Fish & Seafood
20,795
$246,792
3.9
0.3
 
 
9
Iron & Steel Products
17,218
$377,097
3.3
0.4
 
 
10
Misc. Chemical Products
16,060
$859,217
3.0
0.9
 
 
All Others
213,883
$65,961,472
40.3
69.6
 
 
Total
530,465
$94,786,745
100.0%
100.0%
 
     
  Rank Commodities Total Imports and Exports % of Total  
  Short Tons $ in 000's Tons Dollars  
 
1
Machinery
209,393
$22,332,087
16.0
11.0
 
 
2
Electrical Machinery
116,786
$19,224,239
8.9
9.5
 
 
3
Fish and Seafood
85,986
$651,995
6.6
0.3
 
 
4
Woven Apparel
77,613
$3,360,779
5.9
1.7
 
 
5
Optical, Medical Instruments
73,250
$4,671,487
5.6
7.2
 
 
6
Plastic
62,296
$1,601,509
4.8
0.8
 
 
7
Knit Apparel
60,812
$1,925,863
4.7
1.0
 
 
8
Perfumery, Cosmetics Products
39,659
$1,242,604
3.0
0.6
 
 
9
Vehicles, Not Railway
35,545
$889,902
2.7
0.4
 
 
10
Pharmaceutical Products
30,804
$14,963,791
2.4
7.4
 
 
All Others
514,396
$122,628,836
39.4
60.3
 
 
Total
1,306,540
$203,493,093
100.0%
100.0%
 
     
     
 

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Source:
The Port Authority of NY-NJ, Airport Traffic Report

 
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