Table 25 Top 20 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2002

Table 25 Top 20 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2002

(Billions of current dollars)

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 JFK International, NY (a) 44.0 68.7 112.7
2 Los Angeles, CA (w) 16.4 93.9 110.3
3 Detroit, MI (l) 56.2 44.7 100.9
4 New York, NY and NJ (w) 22.6 68.9 91.5
5 Long Beach, CA (w) 15.1 73.7 88.8
6 Laredo, TX (l) 32.3 46.9 79.3
7 Los Angeles Internatl.Airport, CA (a) 31.5 29.1 60.6
8 Port Huron, MI (l) 19.1 38.3 57.4
9 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 24.2 30.9 55.1
10 San Franscisco Internatl. Airport, CA (a) 23.2 26.5 49.7
11 Chicago, IL (a) 18.6 29.2 47.8
12 Houston, TX (w) 19.4 22.5 41.9
13 El Paso, TX (l) 15.8 22.6 38.5
14 Charleston, SC (w) 11.8 21.5 33.3
15 New Orleans, LA (a) 13.4 13.2 26.6
16 Norfolk, VA (w) 10.8 15.2 26.0
17 Seattle, WA (w) 5.3 18.5 23.8
18 Baltimore, MD (w) 5.3 17.9 23.2
19 Tacoma, WA (w) 4.4 18.4 22.9
20 Anchorage, AK (a) 4.8 18.0 22.7

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, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Anchorage. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS); based on: Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August 2003. Water-USDOT, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, August 2003. Land-USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data, August 2003.