Table 5-8 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateway by Value of Shipments: 2005

Table 5-8 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateway by Value of Shipments: 2005

(Billions of current dollars)

Excel | CSV

Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 John F. Kennedy International, NY (a) 59.3 75.6 134.9
2 Los Angeles, CA (w)P 18.4 116.0 134.3
3 Detroit, MI (l) 68.8 61.7 130.5
4 New York, NY and NJ (w)P 26.2 104.2 130.4
5 Long Beach, CA (w)P 21.2 103.4 124.6
6 Laredo, TX (l) 40.9 52.8 93.7
7 Houston, TX (w)P 33.8 52.3 86.1
8 Chicago, IL (a) 29.1 44.3 73.4
9 Los Angeles Intl., CA (a) 36.5 36.4 72.9
10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 32.5 38.0 70.5
11 Port Huron, MI (l) 23.6 44.6 68.2
12 San Francisco Intl., CA (a) 25.2 32.0 57.2
13 Charleston, SC (w)P 15.9 36.5 52.4
14 El Paso, TX (l) 18.9 24.1 43.0
15 Norfolk, VA (w)P 15.0 24.5 39.6
16 Baltimore, MD (w)P 8.6 27.0 35.6
17 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (a) 15.4 19.7 35.1
18 Seattle, WA (w)P 7.7 27.3 35.0
19 Anchorage, AK (a) 8.7 26.0 34.7
20 Tacoma, WA (w)P 5.0 28.7 33.8

Key: a = airport; l = land port; w = water port; P = preliminary.

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 Anchorage. 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 2006. Water-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2006. Land-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, October 2006.