|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$1.91 B|
|2||Computer chips||$666.44 M|
|3||Motor vehicle parts||$545.12 M|
|4||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$183.59 M|
|5||Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms||$180.67 M|
|6||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$156.46 M|
|7||Misc. plastic articles||$115.95 M|
|8||Misc. iron and steel articles||$96.36 M|
|9||Plastic boxes, containers||$91.46 M|
|10||Binders for found molds; chemical products||$88.7 M|
|1||Motor vehicle parts||$1.47 B|
|2||Gasoline, other fuels||$488.61 M|
|3||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$391.05 M|
|4||Windshield wipers, electric light parts||$210.56 M|
|5||TVs, computer monitors||$184.23 M|
|6||Power supplies, transformers||$180.27 M|
|7||Value added to a returned import||$162.45 M|
|8||Unrecorded media for audio||$150.27 M|
|9||Synthetic rubber, including butadiene||$131.32 M|
|10||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$128.56 M|
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade increases 12.6 percent through October
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world rose 12.6 percent, from $14.03 billion to $15.8 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.
Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 47 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 47. It finished No. 49 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.
Through October Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Brazil . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, The Netherlands, Guatemala and India, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 13.97 percent to $14.73 billion.
Exports rose 12.64 percent to $8.41 billion. Imports rose 15.79 percent to $6.31 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 China fell 6.44 percent to $143.59 million.
Exports fell 98.31 percent to $166,479. Imports fell 0.13 percent to $143.42 million.
- Trade with No. 3 The Netherlands fell 4.98 percent to $140.58 million.
Exports fell 4.88 percent to $62.91 million. Imports fell 5.06 percent to $77.67 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Spain rose 29.01 percent to $111.56 million.
Exports rose 492.09 percent to $43,696. Imports rose 28.97 percent to $111.52 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Brazil rose 1716.08 percent to $103.71 million.
Exports fell 93.56 percent to $60,450. Imports rose 2071.97 percent to $103.64 million.
Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 96.36 percent of its trade with the world.
Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 22 countries and deficits with 59 through October. That compares with 33 surpluses and 49 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Mexico, $2.1 billion; Guatemala, $93.97 million; and Argentina, $33.84 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $143.25 million; Spain, $111.47 million; and Brazil, $103.58 million.
Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Computer chips; Motor vehicle parts; Seats, excluding barber, dental; and Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms, in that order. Those accounted for 39.99 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Windshield wipers, electric light parts; and TVs, computer monitors, accounting for 38.76 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 37.24 percent compared to last year to $1.91 billion.
- Computer chips rose 128.38 percent compared to last year to $666.44 million.
- Motor vehicle parts rose 20.36 percent compared to last year to $545.12 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 15.61 percent compared to last year to $183.59 million.
- Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms rose 11.69 percent compared to last year to $180.67 million.
On the import side:
- Motor vehicle parts rose 15.68 percent compared to last year to $1.47 billion.
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 47.44 percent compared to last year to $488.61 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 7.67 percent compared to last year to $391.05 million.
- Windshield wipers, electric light parts fell 10.24 percent compared to last year to $210.56 million.
- TVs, computer monitors rose 91.42 percent compared to last year to $184.23 million.
Last year Brownsville International Bridges posted total trade with the world of $15.88 billion. The Port’s surplus was $1.61 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $8.74 billion and imports came to $7.13 billion.