Table 1-51: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments (Current $ billions)

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Gateway Type 2015 2014 2013
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
New York, NY Water 1 46.9 155.8 202.6 2 51.6 154.9 206.5 2 52.4 149.5 201.9
Los Angeles, CA Water 2 31.4 166.9 198.4 1 40.5 174.6 215.0 1 42.6 170.2 212.9
Laredo, TX Land 3 91.2 106.1 197.2 3 90.8 101.2 192.1 5 82.4 91.6 174.0
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY Air 4 90.4 95.1 185.5 4 94.4 97.2 191.7 3 96.4 93.4 189.7
Long Beach, CA Water 5 31.0 123.3 154.2 5 36.2 140.7 176.8 4 37.3 143.6 180.9
Chicago, IL Air 6 45.7 96.0 141.8 145 0.5 1.0 1.5 154 0.3 0.6 0.9
Houston, TX Water 7 75.9 58.7 134.6 6 90.4 74.6 165.0 6 93.1 74.4 167.5
Detroit, MI Land 8 70.0 58.9 128.9 143 0.9 0.6 1.5 150 0.5 0.6 1.0
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 49.0 50.9 99.9 9 45.7 46.6 92.3 9 41.8 45.8 87.6
Savannah, GA Water 10 25.8 61.5 87.3 12 28.1 52.4 80.5 13 27.8 43.3 71.1
Port Huron, MI Land 11 36.9 40.9 77.9 111 3.3 0.1 3.4 128 1.9 0.0 1.9
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 12 41.6 36.0 77.6 11 45.3 38.9 84.2 11 43.4 37.5 80.9
Charleston, SC Water 13 27.6 47.9 75.6 14 26.7 44.8 71.5 16 24.4 40.7 65.2
Norfolk, VA Water 14 30.8 43.0 73.8 13 34.6 41.2 75.8 12 33.8 37.5 71.3
New Orleans, LA Air 15 30.1 37.9 68.0 25 22.8 17.2 40.0 25 24.0 15.3 39.3
El Paso, TX Land 16 30.3 37.2 67.5 16 30.8 34.4 65.2 17 30.3 34.0 64.2
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 17 25.3 27.6 52.9 20 27.4 25.8 53.1 19 28.1 23.0 51.1
Miami International Airport, FL Air 18 32.1 20.7 52.8 17 37.7 23.7 61.4 15 39.6 27.8 67.4
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 19 20.6 32.2 52.7 19 19.5 34.1 53.6 21 17.4 32.6 50.0
Anchorage, AK Air 20 13.6 38.6 52.2 91 3.7 1.1 4.8 105 3.2 0.6 3.7
Tacoma, WA Water 21 9.0 42.4 51.3 18 10.8 43.0 53.8 20 11.6 39.4 51.0
Baltimore, MD Water 22 15.4 35.8 51.2 21 18.6 33.9 52.5 18 20.9 31.8 52.7
Cleveland, OH Air 23 25.2 23.2 48.4 171 0.1 0.6 0.7 193 0.0 0.4 0.4
Oakland, CA Water 24 17.6 26.3 43.9 22 20.7 29.1 49.8 22 19.9 27.5 47.4
Otay Mesa, CA Land 25 14.4 28.1 42.5 26 14.3 24.9 39.2 26 13.1 22.9 36.0
Atlanta, GA Air 26 13.5 23.0 36.4 27 13.5 20.5 33.9 27 12.8 21.9 34.7
New Orleans, LA Water 27 19.2 13.8 33.0 25 22.8 17.2 40.0 25 24.0 15.3 39.3
Hidalgo, TX Land 28 10.6 18.4 29.0 28 11.2 18.3 29.5 30 10.7 16.6 27.3
Nogales, AZ Land 29 11.4 15.8 27.2 33 10.6 15.8 26.3 29 10.3 17.4 27.7
Eagle Pass, TX Land 30 8.0 18.1 26.1 36 7.8 16.7 24.5 42 7.1 14.3 21.4
Port Everglades, FL Water 31 13.4 12.0 25.4 31 13.9 13.5 27.3 36 13.5 10.4 23.9
Miami, FL Water 32 10.1 14.7 24.8 37 10.5 13.0 23.5 33 11.1 14.7 25.8
Jacksonville, FL Water 33 8.2 15.7 23.9 38 10.8 12.5 23.3 38 12.3 11.2 23.5
Pembina, ND Land 34 13.8 9.1 22.9 30 17.7 9.9 27.6 32 17.0 9.9 26.9
Santa Teresa, NM Land 35 10.1 11.7 21.8 47 9.4 9.5 18.9 49 8.3 10.2 18.6
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 36 8.2 13.2 21.5 39 9.1 12.9 22.0 40 9.3 12.5 21.9
Seattle, WA Water 37 7.1 13.8 20.9 44 7.7 11.9 19.6 31 7.4 19.6 27.0
Brunswick, GA Water 38 5.8 14.5 20.3 41 5.5 15.5 21.0 47 5.0 14.2 19.2
Blaine, WA Land 39 11.5 8.3 19.7 169 0.7 0.0 0.7 171 0.7 0.0 0.7
Gramercy, LA Water 40 14.2 4.5 18.7 35 18.5 6.3 24.8 39 14.5 8.1 22.6
Philadelphia, PA Water 41 3.4 15.0 18.4 51 3.1 14.2 17.3 44 2.8 17.0 19.8
Newark, NJ Air 42 4.3 13.6 17.9 46 4.4 14.6 19.0 52 4.1 11.3 15.4
Corpus Christi, TX Water 43 10.5 7.1 17.6 34 12.7 12.8 25.5 34 10.9 14.7 25.6
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 44 10.6 6.9 17.5 68 3.8 6.8 10.6 66 3.8 7.4 11.3
Chicago, IL Land 45 0.0 17.3 17.3 29 0.0 28.5 28.5 37 0.0 23.6 23.6
Logan Airport, MA (Port) Air 46 6.0 11.1 17.0 67 1.2 10.4 11.6 67 1.2 10.0 11.2
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA (Port) Air 47 9.0 7.4 16.4 60 7.0 6.7 13.7 64 6.6 5.5 12.0
Calexico-East - California Land 48 6.5 9.7 16.2 58 6.0 8.3 14.3 61 5.6 7.4 13.0
Portal, ND Land 49 9.8 6.2 16.0 42 12.7 7.6 20.3 45 12.3 7.1 19.4
Beaumont, TX Water 50 6.2 9.2 15.4 32 6.0 21.1 27.1 28 6.6 25.9 32.6
Total top 50 gatewaysa     1,159.0 1,801.0 2,960.0   1,249.6 1,848.6 3,098.2   1,205.0 1,800.0 3,005.0

aData for 2013 and 2014 are based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2013 and 2014 and are not a summation of the numbers on the table.

NOTES

All data: Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments. (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500).

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Air: Data for all air gateways are reported at the port level and include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to Bureau of Census confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Anchorage, and Cleveland.

SOURCES

Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, available at https://usatrade.census.gov/, May 2017.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, North American Transborder Freight Data, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/ as of May 2017.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, October 2016.