Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2021.

Eagle Pass’s trade totaled $2.41 billion for the month of February, $4.99 billion through February of 2021, and $28.13 billion for all of 2020, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Mexico$4.98 B
2Canada$4.64 M
3China$4.27 M
4Japan$1.48 M
5Taiwan$1.37 M
6Thailand$763,521
7Germany$340,880
8Spain$328,724
9Slovenia$325,111
10Vietnam$183,520

Overall Rank

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Eagle Pass’s trade increases 6.54 percent through February

Eagle Pass’s trade with the world rose 6.54 percent, from $4.68 billion to $4.99 billion through the first two months of 2021 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $650.2 billion, with exports at $251.57 billion and imports at $398.62 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 2.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 3.68 percent and imports rose 6.38 percent.

Eagle Pass ranked No. 31 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 33. It finished No. 32 in the last full year.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port Laredo; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through February Eagle Pass’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Taiwan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Japan, Thailand, China and Canada, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 6.76 percent to $4.98 billion.
    Exports rose 30.72 percent to $1.58 billion. Imports fell 1.65 percent to $3.39 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 60.11 percent to $4.64 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 60.11 percent to $4.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 32.31 percent to $4.27 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 32.68 percent to $4.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 80.5 percent to $1.48 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 80.49 percent to $1.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Taiwan fell 1.85 percent to $1.37 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 1.85 percent to $1.37 million.

Eagle Pass’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 99.95 percent of its trade with the world.

Eagle Pass had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with 30 through February. That compares with two surpluses and 30 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with France, $28,698; Hungary, $0; and India, $0. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $1.81 billion; Canada, $4.64 million; and China, $4.27 million.

Through February its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Corn; Soybean oilcake; and Wheat, in that order. Those accounted for 42.59 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Commercial vehicles; Beer; Passenger vehicles; Seats, excluding barber, dental; and Refrigerators, freezers, accounting for 77.91 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Eagle Pass’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 103.85 percent compared to last year to $196.9 million.
  • Soybeans rose 20.61 percent compared to last year to $191.86 million.
  • Corn rose 69.54 percent compared to last year to $103.17 million.
  • Soybean oilcake rose 74.41 percent compared to last year to $103.13 million.
  • Wheat rose 51.68 percent compared to last year to $78.84 million.

On the import side:

  • Commercial vehicles fell 1.4 percent compared to last year to $1.54 billion.
  • Beer rose 1.62 percent compared to last year to $484.18 million.
  • Passenger vehicles rose 2.66 percent compared to last year to $443.53 million.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 28.68 percent compared to last year to $98.77 million.
  • Refrigerators, freezers rose 73.01 percent compared to last year to $85.03 million.

Last year Eagle Pass posted total trade with the world of $28.13 billion. The Port’s deficit was $12.99 billion. Exports totaled $7.57 billion and imports came to $20.56 billion.