Table 5. Top 20 NAFTA Border Truck Crossings into the United States: 1997 and 2000

Table 5. Top 20 NAFTA Border Truck Crossings into the United States: 1997 and 2000

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Rank in 2000 Port name 1997 (thousands) 2000 (thousands) Average number of truck crossings per day (2000) 1997 (percent) 2000 (percent) Percentage change, 1997-2000 (Percent)
1 Detroit, MI 1,420  1,769  4,848  15.4  15.3 24.6
2 Laredo, TX 1,251  1,493  4,091  13.6  12.9 19.3
3 Buffalo-Niagara,NY 1,054  1,198  3,282  11.4  10.4 13.7
4 Port Huron, MI   679    839  2,299   7.4   7.3 23.5
5 El Paso, TX   583    720  1,974   6.3   6.2 23.6
6 OtayMesa/SanYsidro,CA   568    688  1,886   6.2   5.9 21.2
7 Blaine, WA   463    517  1,416   5.0   4.5 11.6
8 Champlain-RousePt.,NY   299    391  1,071   3.2   3.4 30.7
9 Hidalgo, TX   235    374  1,025   2.5   3.2 59.3
10 Brownsville, TX   248    299    820   2.7   2.6 20.9
11 Calexico East/Calexico, CA Unavailable    279    764 Unavailable   2.4 Unavailable
12 AlexandriaBay,NY   220    278    763   2.4   2.4 26.5
13 Nogales,AZ   243    255    698   2.6   2.2  4.9
14 Pembina,ND   152    214    587   1.7   1.9 40.9
15 Calais, ME   126    154    422   1.4   1.3 22.5
16 Sweetgrass,MT   112    146    400   1.2   1.3 30.5
17 Derby Line, VT   101    139    380   1.1   1.2 37.6
18 Houlton, ME   103    133    364   1.1   1.1 28.8
19 HighgateSprings,VT    99    133    364   1.1   1.1 33.9
20 Jackman, ME    87    128    350   0.9   1.1 47.1
Total, top 20 ports 8,041 10,148 27,802  87.3  87.7 26.2
Total, all ports 9,215 11,574 31,709 100.0 100.0 25.6

NOTE: Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles, and include both loaded and unloaded trucks. Data for the port of Calexico is typically reported as a combined total with Calexico East.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulations, May 2001; based on data from U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Customs Service, Mission Support Services, Office of Field Operations.