Table 23 Top 20 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2001

Table 23 Top 20 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2001

(Billions of current dollars)

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 JFK International, NY (a) 50.1 66.5 116.6
2 Los Angeles, CA (w) 17.4 86.8 104.2
3 Long Beach, CA (w) 16.7 78.0 94.7
4 Detroit, MI (l) 49.2 42.8 92.0
5 New York, NY and NJ (w) 22.7 63.2 85.9
6 Laredo, TX (l) 34.7 44.9 79.6
7 Los Angeles Internatl. Airport, CA (a) 34.0 29.9 63.9
8 San Francisco Internatl. Airport, CA (a) 32.3 29.6 62.0
9 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 29.4 31.1 60.5
10 Huron, MI (l) 17.3 38.4 55.6
11 Chicago, IL (a) 19.9 25.0 44.9
12 Houston, TX (w) 19.5 25.0 44.5
13 El Paso, TX (l) 15.9 22.0 37.9
14 Charleston, SC (w) 12.5 20.9 33.4
15 Seattle, WA (w) 5.3 23.3 28.6
16 New Orleans, LA (a) 13.8 13.5 27.4
17 Oakland, CA (w) 7.7 17.2 25.0
18 Norfolk Harbor, VA (w) 11.3 13.6 24.9
19 Miami Internatl. Airport, FL (a) 15.4 7.2 22.6
20 Anchorage, AK (a) 5.1 16.8 21.9

Key: a = air; l = land port/border crossing; w = water port.

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, 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: USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS); based on: Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, May 2002. Water-USDOT, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, May 2002. Land-USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2002, as of May 2002.