Table 6-3c Top U.S. Gateways for North American Merchandise Trade by Mode: 1996

Table 6-3c
Top U.S. Gateways for North American Merchandise Trade by Mode: 1996

(Current value in millions of U.S. dollars)

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Port name Exports Imports Total North American
trade
To Canada To Mexico Total North American From Canada From Mexico Total North American
Air              
Cleveland, OH 3,607 236 3,843 2,983 210 3,193 7,036
New Orleans, LA 2,193 210 2,403 986 198 1,183 3,586
Los Angeles International Airport, CA 468 320 788 140 324 464 1,251
Newark, NJ 110 13 123 693 14 707 830
Sandusky, OH 811 0 811 8 0 8 819
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY 265 201 466 269 78 347 813
Detroit, MI 449 2 450 262 1 263 713
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 651 0 651 40 1 41 692
San Francisco  International Airport, CA 367 54 422 201 37 238 659
Miami International  Airport, FL 75 298 373 22 112 134 507
Water Transport              
Port of Houston, TX 64 929 992 104 2,128 2,232 3,225
Port of Lake Charles, LA 75 11 86 0 887 888 973
Port of Corpus Christie, TX 254 215 469 17 486 503 973
Port of New Orleans, LA 47 455 502 35 435 470 972
Port of Baton Rouge, LA 25 53 78 53 314 367 446
Port of New York, NY 80 10 90 231 113 344 434
Port of Mobile, AL 1 69 70 92 224 317 386
Port of Freeport, TX 21 2 23 12 292 304 326
Port of San Juan, PR 0 32 32 145 88 233 265
Port of Charleston, SC 3 49 51 187 16 203 255
Road              
Port of Detroit, MI 37,179 0 37,179 30,681 0 30,681 67,859
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 25,634 0 25,634 19,434 0 19,434 45,068
Port of Laredo, TX 0 15,923 15,923 0 12,512 12,512 28,436
Port of El Paso, TX 0 9,259 9,259 0 11,601 11,601 20,861
Port of Port Huron, MI 9,034 0 9,034 11,477 0 11,477 20,511
Port of Champlain-Rouses Point, NY 5,701 0 5,701 7,385 0 7,385 13,086
Port of Otay Mesa, CA 0 4,691 4,691 0 6,975 6975 11,666
Port of Blaine, WA 5,603 0 5,603 6,975 0 6,975 9,363
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY 2,925 0 2,925 4,907 0 4,907 7,832
Port of Highgate  Springs-Alburg, VT 2,289 0 2,289 4,757 0 4,757 7,046
Rail              
Port of Detroit, MI 6,560 0 6,560 10,298 0 10,298 16,868
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 5,192 0 5,192 7,374 0 7,374 12,566
Port of Port Huron, MI 2,021 0 2,021 9,638 0 9,638 11,659
Port of Laredo, TX 0 2,192 2,192 0 8,138 8,138 10,330
Port of Eagle Pass, TX 0 2,089 2,089 0 1,852 1,852 3,941
Port of International  Falls-Ranier, MN 356 0 356 3,227 0 3,227 3,583
Port of Portal, ND 367 0 367 1,122 0 1,122 1,488
Port of Nogales, AZ 0 149 149 0 1,255 1,255 1,404
Port of Trout River, NY 1 0 1 1,320 0 1,320 1,321
Port of Blaine, WA 248 0 248 1,045 0 1,045 1,293
Pipeline              
Port of Port Huron, MI 62 0 62 1,106 0 1,106 1,168
Port of Ogdensburg, NY 0 0 0 627 0 627 627
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 67 0 67 547 0 547 614
Port of Sweetgrass, MT NS 0 NS 535 0 535 535
Port of Pembina, ND 0 0 0 441 0 441 441
Port of Piegan, MT 0 0 0 272 0 272 272
Port of Sumas, WA 0 0 0 209 0 209 209
Port of Raymond, MT 0 0 0 120 0 120 120
Port of Detroit, MI 31 0 0 54 0 54 85
Port of International  Falls-Ranier, MN 2 0 2 32 0 32 34

KEY: NS = Not significant.

NOTES

Air: Values for some airports may include a low (generally less than 2-3 percent of the total value) level of small user-fee airports located in the same regional area. In addition, due to confidentiality regulations, data for nearby courier operations are included in certain airport totals.

Road, rail and pipeline: Data for individual ports includes transshipments (See Appendix B for definition).

Road, Otay Mesa, CA: Data also include trade by truck that was reported for San Ysidro, CA, and the San Diego Customs District.

SOURCES

Air: U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Division. Transportation Branch. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Water transport: U.S. Department of Transportation. Maritime Administration. Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis. Annual Waterborne Databanks 1996 (formerly TA 305/705). (Washington, DC: 1998).

Road, rail and pipeline: U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transborder Surface Freight Data. (Washington, DC: 1998).