Table 2 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Ports for International Trade by Value and Weight: 1999

Table 2 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Ports for International Trade by Value and Weight: 1999

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Ranked by value Port Value ($ billions) Percent Ranked by weight Port Millions of metric tons Percent
1 Long Beach, CA 89.0 14.1 1 Houston, TX 95.1 8.7
2 Los Angeles, CA 83.1 13.1 2 SouthLouisiana, LA 70.9 6.5
3 NewYork, NY 71.7 11.3 3 NewOrleans, LA 69.8 6.4
4 Houston, TX 34.1 5.4 4 NewYork, NY 57.6 5.3
5 Seattle, WA 32.2 5.1 5 Corpus Christie, TX 56.9 5.2
6 Charleston, SC 29.1 4.6 6 Beaumont, TX 48.1 4.4
7 Oakland, CA 25.8 4.1 7 Morgan City, LA 42.8 3.9
8 Norfolk, VA 24.8 3.9 8 Long Beach, CA 35.7 3.3
9 Baltimore, MD 19.3 3.1 9 Los Angeles, CA 32.8 3.0
10 Tacoma, WA 17.0 2.7 10 Lake Charles, LA 28.7 2.6
Top 10 total   67.4 Top 10 total   49.1

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, Annual Waterborne databanks, 1999.