You are here

4-10 Top 20 U.S.-International Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2011 (billions of current dollars)

Excel

Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 Los Angeles, CA (w) 44.2 170.4 214.6
2 New York, NY and NJ (w) 56.9 150.2 207.1
3 JFK International Airport, NY (a) 96.1 93.8 189.9
4 Houston, TX (w) 87.3 80.3 167.6
5 Long Beach, CA (w) 34.4 119.0 153.4
6 Laredo, TX (l) 67.9 77.0 144.9
7 Detriot, MI (l) 65.8 55.1 120.9
8 Chicago, IL (a) 35.9 79.6 115.5
9 Los Angeles Int'l Airport, CA (a) 40.5 42.7 83.2
10 Port Huron, MI (l) 39.9 43.1 83.0
11 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 44.0 38.0 82.0
12 Savannah, GA (w) 30.9 40.7 71.7
13 Miami Int'l Airport, FL (a) 40.9 20.1 61.0
14 El Paso, TX (l) 26.8 33.1 59.9
15 New Orleans, LA (a) 24.0 35.1 59.1
16 Charleston, SC (w) 22.2 36.7 58.9
17 Norfolk, VA (w) 28.2 29.5 57.7
18 Baltimore, MD (w) 20.5 30.6 51.1
19 San Francisco Int'l Airport, CA (a) 26.5 23.8 50.3
20 Oakland, CA (w) 18.1 28.0 46.1


Key: a = airport; l = land port; w = water port.

Notes: Air gateways include a low level (generally less than 3% of the total value) of freight shipped through small user-fee airports located in the same area as the gateways listed. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL) include major airport(s) in that area and small regional airports. Due to Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, courier operations are included in airport totals for only New York (JFK), Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Sources: Air—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, Land—U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data, Water— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, personal communication, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-51, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html accessed October 2012.