|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$652.19 M|
|2||Computer chips||$282.77 M|
|3||LNG, other petroleum gases||$217.82 M|
|4||Computer parts||$140.62 M|
|5||Motor vehicle parts||$120.4 M|
|6||Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms||$56.13 M|
|7||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$55 M|
|8||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$42.72 M|
|9||Civilian aircraft, parts||$39.87 M|
|10||Insecticides, fungicides||$36.71 M|
|1||Motor vehicle parts||$394.85 M|
|2||Digital storage devices||$334.4 M|
|3||Misc. engines and motors, parts||$280.82 M|
|4||Computer parts||$247.03 M|
|5||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$142.8 M|
|6||Power supplies, transformers||$99.69 M|
|7||Electric generating sets, rotary converters||$83.9 M|
|8||Returned exports, without change||$83.16 M|
|9||Electric motor, generator parts||$79.55 M|
|10||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$72.74 M|
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade decreases 15.86 percent through May
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world fell 15.86 percent, from $8.12 billion to $6.83 billion through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.
Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 47 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.
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; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Through May Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Spain. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, France, South Africa, China and Spain, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 20.11 percent to $5.88 billion.
Exports fell 11.94 percent to $3.23 billion. Imports fell 28.22 percent to $2.65 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 India rose 6138.29 percent to $161.55 million.
Exports fell 98.37 percent to $41,904. Imports rose 764810 percent to $161.5 million.
- Trade with No. 3 China rose 59.82 percent to $116.35 million.
Exports fell 99.7 percent to $215,121. Imports rose 91496 percent to $116.14 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 151.29 percent to $80.72 million.
Exports fell 99.84 percent to $52,048. Imports rose 797338 percent to $80.67 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Spain rose 16.58 percent to $77.93 million.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $77.93 million.
Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 92.53 percent of its trade with the world.
Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 17 countries and deficits with 58 through May. That compares with 53 surpluses and 20 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Mexico, $577.91 million; The Netherlands, $40.11 million; and Cameroon, $31 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with India, $161.46 million; China, $115.92 million; and Germany, $80.62 million.
Through May its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Computer chips; LNG, other petroleum gases; Computer parts; and Motor vehicle parts, in that order. Those accounted for 42.25 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Digital storage devices; Misc. engines and motors, parts; Computer parts; and Seats, excluding barber, dental, accounting for 40.2 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 9.12 percent compared to last year to $652.19 million.
- Computer chips fell 16.77 percent compared to last year to $282.77 million.
- LNG, other petroleum gases rose 4176.53 percent compared to last year to $217.82 million.
- Computer parts rose 1569.34 percent compared to last year to $140.62 million.
- Motor vehicle parts fell 41.09 percent compared to last year to $120.4 million.
On the import side:
- Motor vehicle parts fell 43.62 percent compared to last year to $394.85 million.
- Digital storage devices fell 5.2 percent compared to last year to $334.4 million.
- Misc. engines and motors, parts rose 270.98 percent compared to last year to $280.82 million.
- Computer parts rose 116.28 percent compared to last year to $247.03 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 31.18 percent compared to last year to $142.8 million.
Last year Brownsville International Bridges posted total trade with the world of $18.88 billion. The Port’s deficit was $419.76 million. Exports totaled $9.23 billion and imports came to $9.65 billion.