Table 2 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Ports for International Trade by Value and Weight: 2000

Table 2 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Ports for International Trade by Value and Weight: 2000

(Preliminary data)

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Ranked by value Port Value ($ billions) Percent
1 Los Angeles, CA 101.8 13.8
2 Long Beach, CA 98.2 13.3
3 New York, NY 80.9 11.0
4 Houston, TX 43.4 5.9
5 Seattle, WA 32.3 4.4
6 Charleston, SC 31.5 4.3
7 Norfolk, VA 25.2 3.4
8 Oakland, CA 25.1 3.4
9 Baltimore, MD 20.6 2.8
10 Tacoma, WA 19.8 2.7
  Total, top 10 478.9 64.9

Ranked by weight Port Millions of metric tons Percent
1 Houston, TX 109.2 9.4
2 South Louisiana, LA 77.3 6.7
3 New Orleans, LA 67.2 5.8
4 New York, NY 63.5 5.5
5 Corpus Christie, TX 54.8 4.7
6 Beaumont, TX 48.9 4.2
7 Morgan City, LA 48.0 4.1
8 Long Beach, CA 40.5 3.5
9 Los Angeles, CA 39.8 3.4
10 Philadelphia, PA 33.2 2.9
  Total, top 10 582.4 50.3

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, Annual Waterborne databanks, 2001.