Table 25 Top 20 NAFTA Border Truck Crossings into the United States: 1994, 2000, and 2001

Table 25
Top 20 NAFTA Border Truck Crossings into the United States: 1994, 2000, and 2001

(Thousands of crossings)

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Rank in 2001 U.S. port 1994 2000 2001 1994 % 2001 % Percentage change, 1994-2001 Average annual growth rate, (1994-2001)
1 Detroit, MI 1,155 1,769 1,642 15.0 14.8 42.1 5.1
2 Laredo, TX 668 1,493 1,404 8.7 12.7 110.2 11.2
3 Buffalo-Niagara, NY 887 1,198 1,124 11.5 10.1 26.7 3.4
4 Port Huron, MI 609 839 829 7.9 7.5 36.1 4.5
5 Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 440 688 708 5.7 6.4 61.1 7.1
6 El Paso, TX 574 720 661 7.4 6.0 15.1 2.0
7 Blaine, WA 324 517 472 4.2 4.3 45.6 5.5
8 Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY 273 391 382 3.5 3.4 40.1 4.9
9 Hidalgo, TX 165 374 368 2.1 3.3 123.4 12.2
10 Alexandria Bay, NY 190 278 277 2.5 2.5 45.8 5.5
11 Calexico East/Calexico, CA U 279 257 U 2.3 U U
12 Brownsville, TX 267 299 252 3.5 2.3 -5.9 -0.9
13 Nogales, AZ 192 255 249 2.5 2.2 29.9 3.8
14 Pembina, ND 127 214 220 1.6 2.0 72.7 8.1
15 Calais, ME 112 154 144 1.5 1.3 28.2 3.6
16 Derby Line, VT 81 139 141 1.1 1.3 74.1 8.2
17 Sweetgrass, MT 90 146 140 1.2 1.3 56.6 6.6
18 Jackman, ME 99 128 139 1.3 1.3 40.3 5.0
19 Sumas, WA 84 123 134 1.1 1.2 59.0 6.8
20 Houlton, ME 82 133 126 1.1 1.1 54.0 6.4
  Subtotal, top 20 ports 6,419 10,138 9,668 83.2 87.2 50.6 6.0
  Total, all ports 7,719 11,574 11,082 100.0 100.0 43.6 5.3
  Total, from Mexico 2,763 4,526 4,305 35.8 38.8 55.8 6.5
  Total, from Canada 4,956 7,048 6,777 64.2 61.2 36.7 4.6

KEY: U = unavailable.

NOTE: Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles, and include both loaded and unloaded trucks. Data for the port of Calexico are typically reported as a combined total with Calexico East.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, March 2001; based on data from U.S. Customs Service, Mission Support Services, Office of Field Operations, Operations Management CD, 2001.