5-8 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2006

5-8 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2006

(Billions of current U.S. dollars)

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 Los Angeles, CA (w) P 26.3 143.7 170.0
2 New York, NY and NJ (w) P 33.2 116.1 149.3
3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (a) 68.4 79.4 147.8
4 Detroit, MI (l) 72.8 64.5 137.2
5 Long Beach, CA (w) P 21.4 113.3 134.7
6 Laredo, TX (l) 45.8 58.2 104.0
7 Houston, TX (w) P 41.9 60.9 102.9
8 Los Angeles International Airport, CA (a) 41.0 38.0 79.1
9 Chicago, IL (a) 31.3 46.7 78.1
10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 35.5 40.0 75.5
11 Port Huron, MI (l) 25.5 44.9 70.3
12 San Francisco International Airport, CA (a) 29.5 34.3 63.8
13 Charleston, SC (w) P 16.1 39.1 55.1
14 El Paso, TX (l) 21.0 25.7 46.7
15 Anchorage, AK (a) 11.5 33.2 44.6
16 Norfolk, VA (w) P 17.4 27.1 44.5
17 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (a) 17.5 24.1 41.6
18 Savannah, GA (w) P 13.6 26.1 39.7
19 Baltimore, MD (w) P 9.6 27.0 36.6
20 Seattle, WA (w) P 8.6 26.0 34.6

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

Notes: Air gateways include a low level (generally less than 3% of the total value) of freight shipped through small user-fee airports located in the same area as the gateways listed. 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.

Source: Air- U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, November 2007. Water- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, special tabulation, November 2007. Land- U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data, November 2007.