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Top 10 Air Trade Commodities in the NY/NJ Region
Revenue Freight In Short Tons
2016

 
     
  Rank
Commodities
Total Imports % of Total  
  Short Tons $ in 000's Tons Dollars  
 
1
Machinery
109,197
$11,949,865
14.1
10.8
 
 
2
Electrical Machinery
72,632
$10,762,265
9.3
9.7
 
 
3
Woven Apparel
66,295
$2,862,180
8.5
2.6
 
 
4
Fish & Seafood
64,351
$453,369
8.3
0.4
 
 
5
Knit Apparel
50,889
$1,589,784
6.6
1.4
 
 
6
Optical, Medical Instruments
36,429
$7,170,109
4.7
6.5
 
 
7
Plastic
30,959
$794,237
4.0
0.7
 
 
8
Vegetables
25,149
$66,116
3.2
0.1
 
 
9
Footwear
22,626
$1,315,238
2.9
1.2
 
 
10
Perfumery, Cosmetic Products
20,482
$656,431
2.6
0.6
 
 
All Others
278,251
$72,912,738
35.8
66.0
 
 
Total
777,260
$110,532,332
100.0%
100.0%
 
     
  Rank Commodities Total Exports % of Total  
  Short Tons $ in 000's Tons Dollars  
 
1
Machinery
91,610
$9,390,256
18.1
10.1
 
 
2
Electrical Machinery
41,847
$7,159,421
8.3
7.7
 
 
3
Plastic
34,456
$947,627
6.8
1.0
 
 
4
Optical, Medical Instruments
32,906
$6,676,229
6.5
7.2
 
 
5
Fish & Seafood
24,970
$300,991
4.9
0.3
 
 
6
Books and Newspapers
20,673
$560,569
4.1
0.6
 
 
7
Perfumery, Cosmetics Products
20,341
$681,610
4.0
0.7
 
 
8
Iron & Steel Products
15,393
$400,375
3.0
0.4
 
 
9
Misc. Chemical Products
14,170
$681,688
2.8
0.7
 
 
10
Paper and Paperboard
13,054
$92,822
2.6
0.1
 
 
All Others
196,554
$65,684,749
38.8
70.9
 
 
Total
505,974
$92,576,337
100.0%
100.0%
 
     
  Rank Commodities Total Imports and Exports % of Total  
  Short Tons $ in 000's Tons Dollars  
 
1
Machinery
200,806
$21,340,121
15.7
10.5
 
 
2
Electrical Machinery
114,479
$17,921,687
8.9
8.8
 
 
3
Fish and Seafood
89,321
$754,360
7.0
0.4
 
 
4
Woven Apparel
71,343
$3,035,169
5.6
1.5
 
 
5
Optical, Medical Instruments
69,335
$13,846,338
5.4
6.8
 
 
6
Plastic
65,415
$1,741,863
5.1
0.9
 
 
7
Knit Apparel
54,085
$1,680,671
4.2
0.8
 
 
8
Perfumery, Cosmetics Products
40,824
$1,338,041
3.2
0.7
 
 
9
Books and Newspapers
28,873
$748,124
2.3
0.4
 
 
10
Pharmaceutical Products
28,281
$15,245,284
2.2
7.5
 
 
All Others
520,471
$125,457,011
40.6
61.8
 
 
Total
1,283,233
$203,108,669
100.0%
100.0%
 
     
     
 

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

 
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