Table 1-43. Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 1999 (1999 $)

Table 1-43. Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 1999 (1999 $)

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  Rank Exports Imports Total
J FK International Airport, (a) 1 44.4 60.6 105.0
Port of Detroit, MI (l) 2 48.5 44.1 92.6
Port of Long Beach, CA (w) 3 14.3 75.2 89.5
Port of Los Angeles, CA (w) 4 14.1 69.1 83.2
Port of New York, NY and NJ (w) 5 17.9 54.2 72.1
San Francisco Airport, CA (a) 6 32.1 39.8 71.9
Port of Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY (l) 7 35.2 35.6 70.8
LOS Angeles International Airport, CA (a) 8 35.9 31.3 67.2
Port of Laredo, TX (l) 9 29.8 34.9 64.7
Port of Huron, MI (l) 10 17.3 32.4 49.7
Chicago, IL (a) 11 18.1 21.5 39.6
Port of Houston, TX (w) 12 16.6 17.3 33.9
Port of El Paso, TX (l) 13 13.8 19.0 32.8
Port of Seattle, WA (w) 14 5.5 26.2 31.7
Port of Charleston, SC (w) 15 11.2 18.3 29.5
Port of Oakland, CA (w) 16 10.1 14.9 25.0
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA (w) 17 11.4 13.3 24.7
New Orleans, LA. (a) 18 10.4 12.8 23.2
Miami International Airport, FL (a) 19 15.1 8.0 23.1
Anchorage, AK (a) 20 6.3 15.4 21.7
Port of Baltimore, MD (w) 21 5.3 14.1 19.4
Cleveland, OH (a) 22 8.1 9.3 17.4
Port of Tacoma, WA (w) 23 3.8 13.1 16.9
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA (l) 24 6.2 9.5 15.7
Port of Miami, FL (w) 25 7.1 8.4 15.5
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY (l) 26 5.7 9.5 15.2
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (a) 27 6.2 7.8 14.0
Atlanta, GA (a) 28 6.8 7.1 13.9
Port of New Orleans, LA (w) 29 5.6 8.2 13.8
Port of Savannah, GA (w) 30 5.1 8.4 13.5
Port of Blaine, WA (l) 31 5.3 6.4 11.7
Newark N.J. (a) 32 5.1 5.8 10.9
Port of Port Everglades, FL (w) 33 4.8 5.7 10.5
Port of Nogales, AZ (l) 34 4.2 6.4 10.6
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX (l) 35 5.6 4.9 10.5
Port of South Louisiana, LA, Port of (w) 36 7.7 2.8 10.5
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY (l) 37 4.0 6.0 10.0
Port of Jacksonville, FL (w) 38 1.9 7.9 9.8
Port of Hildago, TX (l) 39 4.5 5.1 9.6
Port of Portland, OR (w) 40 2.7 6.8 9.5
Boston Logan Airport, MA (a) 41 5.6 3.7 9.3
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA (a) 42 3.3 5.3 8.6
Port of Calexico-East, CA (l) 43 3.4 4.3 7.7
Port of Highgate Springs-Alburg, VT (l) 44 3.0 4.6 7.6
Port of Pembina, ND (l) 45 3.7 3.8 7.5
Port of Eagle Pass, TX (l) 46 3.6 3.5 7.1
Port of Corpus Christi, TX (w) 47 1.5 4.9 6.4
Port of Sweetgrass, MT (l) 48 2.8 3.4 6.2
Port of Beaumont, TX (w) 49 0.6 5.6 6.2
Port of Philadelphia, PA (w) 50 0.5 5.4 5.9
Total top 50 gateways   541.7 841.6 1383.3

KEY: a = air; l = land w = water.

NOTES: All data: Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments. (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500.
Air: Data for all air gateways 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 airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports.In addition, due to Bureau of Census confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airporttotals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES:
(a) Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division, specialtabulation, November 2000 .
(w) Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, U.S. Waterborne Exports and General Imports, Annual 1998 (Washington, DC:July 2000), and personal communication, December 20, 2000.
(l) Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2000.