4-10 Top 20 U.S.-International Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2009

4-10 Top 20 U.S.-International Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2009

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(Billions of current dollars)

Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 Los Angeles, CA (w) 28.0 167.7 195.6
2 New York, NY and NJ (w) 38.3 104.5 142.8
3 JFK International Airport, NY (a) 65.8 61.2 127.0
4 Houston, TX (w) 48.4 57.7 106.1
5 Laredo, TX (l) 45.3 49.8 95.1
6 Chicago, IL (a) 31.0 59.8 90.8
7 Detroit, MI (l) 47.7 37.2 85.0
8 Long Beach, CA (w) 24.2 44.4 68.5
9 Los Angeles Intl. Airport, CA (a) 30.9 32.2 63.1
10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 33.2 27.8 61.0
11 Port Huron, MI (l) 28.4 30.1 58.5
12 Savannah, GA (w) 18.9 27.7 46.6
13 New Orleans, LA (a) 19.2 25.7 44.9
14 Norfolk, VA (w) 18.9 24.0 43.0
15 El Paso, TX (l) 17.9 24.4 42.3
16 San Francisco Int'l Airport, CA (a) 21.0 18.8 39.8
17 Miami Int'l Airport, FL (a) 27.5 11.7 39.1
18 Dallas/Ft. Worth Int'l Airport, TX (a) 14.9 20.9 35.8
19 Anchorage, AK (a) 8.4 26.2 34.7
20 Oakland, CA (w) 12.7 21.1 33.8

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

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 and Watercalculations based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, available at http://data.usatradeonline.gov/ as of November 2010. LandU.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-47, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2011.