Table 1-43: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2000

Table 1-43: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2000

(current $ billions)

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  Rank Exports Imports Total
JFK International Airport, (a) 1 56.0 75.5 131.6
Port of Los Angeles, CA (w) 2 16.7 85.1 101.8
Port of Long Beach, CA (w) 3 16.9 81.3 98.2
Port of Detroit, MI (l) 4 49.5 44.9 94.4
San Francisco Airport, CA (a) 5 41.8 46.9 88.7
Port of Laredo, TX (l) 6 39.2 44.4 83.7
Port of New York, NY and NJ (w) 7 19.7 61.2 80.9
Los Angeles International Airport, CA (a) 8 41.7 35.6 77.3
Port of Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY (l) 9 36.2 33.9 70.1
Port of Huron, MI (l) 10 18.8 40.9 59.7
Chicago, IL (a) 11 20.4 25.4 45.7
Port of Houston, TX (w) 12 18.7 24.6 43.4
Port of El Paso, TX (l) 13 17.5 21.9 39.4
Port of Seattle, WA (w) 14 5.4 26.9 32.3
New Orleans, LA. (a) 15 16.2 15.9 32.0
Port of Charleston, SC (w) 16 11.3 20.2 31.5
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA (w) 17 11.1 14.1 25.2
Port of Oakland, CA (w) 18 9.6 15.5 25.1
Cleveland, OH (a) 19 11.8 12.7 24.5
Miami International Airport, FL (a) 20 15.9 7.7 23.6
Anchorage, AK (a) 21 3.5 19.7 23.2
Port of Baltimore, MD (w) 22 5.3 15.3 20.6
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (a) 23 10.1 10.2 20.4
Port of Tacoma, WA (w) 24 4.4 15.5 19.8
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA (l) 25 8.1 10.7 18.8
Port of New Orleans, LA (w) 26 7.6 11.2 18.8
Port of Miami, FL (w) 27 8.4 9.1 17.5
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY (l) 28 6.0 11.3 17.3
Atlanta, GA (a) 29 8.4 8.7 17.2
Port of Savannah, GA (w) 30 5.9 10.5 16.3
Port of Nogales, AZ (l) 31 5.3 8.3 13.6
Port of Hildago, TX (l) 32 6.2 6.4 12.6
Port of Blaine, WA (l) 33 5.6 6.7 12.3
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX (l) 34 6.2 5.9 12.1
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY (l) 35 4.6 7.4 12.0
Port of South Louisiana, LA (w) 36 7.1 4.0 11.1
Port of Beaumont, TX (w) 37 1.0 9.6 10.6
Newark N.J. (a) 38 3.9 6.7 10.6
Port of Pembina, ND (l) 39 5.3 5.2 10.6
Port of Port Everglades, FL (w) 40 4.7 5.8 10.5
Port of Portland, OR (w) 41 3.0 7.5 10.5
Port of Corpus Christi, TX (w) 42 1.6 8.7 10.3
Port of Jacksonville, FL (w) 43 1.9 8.4 10.3
Boston Logan Airport, MA (a) 44 5.9 4.4 10.3
Port of Philadelphia, PA (w) 45 0.5 9.5 10.0
Port of Morgan City, LA (w) 46 0.1 9.3 9.4
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA (a) 47 3.7 4.8 8.5
Port of Calexico-East, CA (l) 48 3.5 4.8 8.3
Port of Sweetgrass, MT (l) 49 3.4 4.4 7.8
Port of Highgate Springs-Alburg, VT (l) 50 3.0 4.6 7.6
Total top 50 gateways   618.9 989.1 1,608.1

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 airport totals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage.

Water: Data should be considered preliminary.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES:

(a) Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August 2001.

(w) Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, Sept. 5, 2001.

(l) Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2001.