Table 27 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2004

Table 27 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2004

(Billions of current dollars)

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 JFK International, NY (a) 52.7 72.6 125.3
2 Los Angeles, CA (w)P 16.4 105.1 121.4
3 Long Beach, CA (w)P 18.6 102.8 121.3
4 Detroit, MI (l) 58.2 55.6 113.8
5 New York, NY and NJ (w)P 23.1 90.4 113.5
6 Laredo, TX (l) 38.4 51.1 89.5
7 Los Angeles Internatl., CA (a) 33.9 34.8 68.7
8 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 31.7 36.6 68.3
9 Houston, TX (w)P 29.2 37.2 66.4
10 Port Huron, MI (l) 23.6 42.3 65.9
11 Chicago, IL (a) 25.2 40.1 65.4
12 San Francisco Internatl., CA (a) 24.3 30.3 54.6
13 Charleston, SC (w)P 15.4 31.3 46.7
14 El Paso, TX (l) 18.3 24.4 42.8
15 Norfolk, VA (w)P 12 21.5 33.5
16 Baltimore, MD (w)P 6.9 24.4 31.3
17 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (a) 14.6 16.6 31.2
18 New Orleans, LA (a) 15.2 14.8 30
19 Seattle, WA (w)P 6.7 22.9 29.6
20 Tacoma, WA (w)P 5.3 23.6 28.9

Key: a = air; l = land/port/border crossing; P = preliminary; 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 only JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Orleans. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Sources: Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, October 2005. Water-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2005. Land-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, October 2005.