Table 18 Top 20 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2000

Table 18 Top 20 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2000

(Billions of current dollars)

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 JFK International, NY (air) 56 75.5 131.6
2 Port of Los Angeles, CA (water) 16.7 85.1 101.8
3 Port of Long Beach, CA (water) 16.9 81.3 98.2
4 Port of Detroit, MI (land) 49.5 44.9 94.4
5 San Francisco Airport, CA (air) 41.8 46.9 88.7
6 Port of Laredo, TX (land) 39.2 44.4 83.7
7 Port of New York, NY and NJ (water) 19.7 61.2 80.9
8 Los Angeles International Airport, CA (air) 41.7 35.6 77.3
9 Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (land) 36.2 33.9 70.1
10 Port of Huron, MI (land) 18.8 40.9 59.7
11 Chicago, IL (air) 20.4 25.4 45.7
12 Port of Houston, TX (water) 18.7 24.6 43.4
13 Port of El Paso, TX (land) 17.5 21.9 39.4
14 Port of Seattle, WA (water) 5.4 26.9 32.3
15 New Orleans, LA (air) 16.2 15.9 32
16 Port of Charleston, SC (water) 11.3 20.2 31.5
17 Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA (water) 11.1 14.1 25.2
18 Port of Oakland, CA (water) 9.6 15.5 25.1
19 Cleveland, OH (air) 11.8 12.7 24.5
20 Miami International Airport, FL (air) 15.9 7.7 23.6

Notes: Trade excludes imports of less than $1,250 and exports of less than $2,500. Air: Includes 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) 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 JFK, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, and Miami. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Water data are preliminary.

See table 14 for top water ports by weight.

Sources: Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August, 2001. Water-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, Sept. 5, 2001. Land-USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2001.