Table 24 Top 10 U.S. Land Ports by Value of U.S.-NAFTA Surface Trade: 2000 and 2001

Table 24
Top 10 U.S. Land Ports by Value of U.S.-NAFTA Surface Trade: 2000 and 2001

(Value in millions of current U.S. dollars)

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Rank in 2001 U.S. port All surface modes Truck Rail
2000 2001 % Change 2000 2001 % Change 2000 2001 % Change
  U.S.-North American trade 575,713 547,312 -4.9 428,700 395,425 -7.8 94,198 92,617 -1.7
1 Detroit, MI 94,442 91,982 -2.6 85,468 79,762 -6.7 8,598 11,909 38.5
2 Laredo, TX 83,674 79,607 -4.9 60,047 55,298 -7.9 23,465 24,179 3.0
3 Buffalo-Niagara, NY 70,132 60,478 -13.9 54,659 47,196 -13.7 14,473 10,497 -27.5
4 Port Huron, MI 59,704 55,648 -6.8 32,770 29,955 -8.6 24,645 22,914 -7.0
5 El Paso, TX 39,376 37,931 -3.7 36,008 34,697 -3.6 1,433 1,575 9.9
6 Otay Mesa Station, CA 18,773 19,401 -3.3 18,760 19,385 3.3 0 0 NA
7 Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY 17,260 16,163 -6.4 15,326 14,271 -6.9 1,041 1,098 5.5
8 Nogales, AZ 13,631 12,509 -8.2 11,046 9,964 -9.8 2,576 2,543 -1.3
9 Hidalgo, TX 12,594 12,423 -1.4 12,444 12,211 -1.9 0 0 NA
10 Blaine, WA 12,303 11,687 -5.0 10,692 9,914 -7.3 1,536 1,724 12.3
  Top 10 as % of total 73.3 72.7   78.7 79.1   82.6 82.5  
  U.S.-Canada trade 365,118 346,515 -5.1 257,642 234,824 -8.9 62,646 60,171 -4.0
1 Detroit, MI 94,347 91,906 -2.6 85,375 79,687 -6.7 8,597 11,908 38.5
2 Buffalo-Niagara, NY 70,004 60,341 -13.8 54,531 47,059 -13.7 14,473 10,497 -27.5
3 Port Huron, MI 59,622 55,539 -6.8 32,689 29,846 -8.7 24,644 22,914 -7.0
4 Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY 17,237 16,137 -6.4 15,303 14,246 -6.9 1,041 1,098 5.5
5 Blaine, WA 12,303 11,687 -5.0 10,692 9,914 -7.3 1,536 1,724 12.3
6 Alexandria Bay, NY 11,987 10,621 -11.4 11,981 10,615 -11.4 0 0 NA
7 Pembina, ND 10,577 8,886 -16.0 9,661 8,252 -14.6 180 107 -40.7
8 Sweetgrass, MT 7,773 8,269 6.4 6,446 6,888 6.9 470 564 19.9
9 Portal, ND 6,596 6,799 3.1 4,376 4,426 1.2 2,193 2,341 6.8
10 Eastport, ID 2,711 6,513 140.3 1,580 1,222 -22.6 907 819 -9.7
  Top 10 as % of total 80.3 79.9   90.3 90.3   86.3 86.4  
  U.S.-Mexico trade 210,595 200,797 -4.7 171,058 160,600 -6.1 31,552 32,446 2.8
1 Laredo, TX 83,674 79,607 -4.9 60,047 55,298 -7.9 23,465 24,179 3.0
2 El Paso, TX 39,376 37,931 -3.7 36,008 34,697 -3.6 1,433 1,575 9.9
3 Otay Mesa, CA 18,773 19,401 3.3 18,760 19,385 3.3 0 0 NA
4 Nogales, AZ 13,631 12,509 -8.2 11,046 9,964 -9.8 2,576 2,543 -1.3
5 Hidalgo, TX 12,594 12,423 -1.4 12,444 12,211 -1.9 0 0 211.2
6 Brownsville-Cameron, TX 12,108 10,911 -9.9 11,307 10,139 -10.3 746 735 -1.5
7 Calexico East, CA 8,320 7,348 -11.7 8,238 7,207 -12.5 81 140 72.4
8 Eagle Pass, TX 7,285 6,739 -7.5 4,135 3,599 -13.0 3,140 3,129 -0.3
9 Del Rio, TX 2,387 2,375 -0.5 2,387 2,375 -0.5 0 0 NA
10 San Luis, AZ 1,226 1,007 -17.8 1,226 994 -18.9 0 0 NA
  Top 10 as % of total 94.7 94.7   96.8 97.1   99.7 99.6  

KEY: NA = not applicable

NOTE: Truck and rail will not sum to total land trade by port, because not all land modes are included here. Other land modes include pipeline, mail, unknown, and miscellaneous. Ports are ranked by totals for all surface modes.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, as of January 2002.