5-8 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2007

5-8 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2007

Billions of current dollars

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 Los Angeles, CA (w) P 29.9 150.4 180.2
2 New York, NY and NJ (w) P 40.6 124.6 165.2
3 JFK Intl. Airport, NY (a) 77.0 84.2 161.2
4 Long Beach, CA (w) P 26.7 120.4 147.1
5 Detroit, MI (l) 73.3 63.3 136.6
6 Houston, TX (w) P 53.4 61.2 114.6
7 Laredo, TX (l) 47.4 63.0 110.4
8 Chicago, IL (a) 33.4 53.1 86.6
9 Los Angeles Intl. Airport, CA (a) 41.6 38.0 79.6
10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 38.6 40.0 78.6
11 Port Huron, MI (l) 30.7 46.3 77.1
12 San Francisco Intl. Airport, CA (a) 29.7 31.9 61.6
13 Charleston, SC (w) P 19.8 41.1 60.9
14 Savannah, GA (w) P 18.3 31.3 49.6
15 Norfolk, VA (w) P 20.7 28.8 49.5
16 El Paso, TX (l) 20.0 29.1 49.1
17 Anchorage, AK (a) 10.7 34.5 45.3
18 Baltimore, MD (w) P 14.0 28.0 42.0
19 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (a) 18.1 23.4 41.5
20 New Orleans, LA (a) 18.2 22.9 41.1

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.

Sources: Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, November 2008. Water-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, special tabulation, November 2008. Land-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data, October 2008.