|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$1.15 B|
|2||Computer chips||$492.04 M|
|3||Motor vehicle parts||$344.84 M|
|4||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$138.64 M|
|5||Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms||$123.63 M|
|6||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$115.13 M|
|7||Civilian aircraft, parts||$90.45 M|
|8||Electric capacitors||$88.3 M|
|9||Misc. plastic articles||$77.61 M|
|10||Misc. iron and steel articles||$74.95 M|
|1||Motor vehicle parts||$1.12 B|
|2||Unrecorded media for audio||$518.77 M|
|3||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$314.15 M|
|4||Computer parts||$209.03 M|
|5||Gasoline, other fuels||$174.35 M|
|6||Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites||$170.16 M|
|7||Value added to a returned import||$169 M|
|8||Windshield wipers, electric light parts||$167.7 M|
|9||Power supplies, transformers||$157.81 M|
|10||TVs, computer monitors||$152.27 M|
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade increases 2.01 percent through August
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world rose 2.01 percent, from $12.52 billion to $12.77 billion through the first eight months of 2019 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.
Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 47 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2019.
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 August Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 France, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 The Netherlands. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, The Netherlands, China, Spain and Brazil, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 0.27 percent to $11.63 billion.
Exports fell 12.07 percent to $5.85 billion. Imports rose 16.83 percent to $5.78 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 France rose 4137.98 percent to $162.24 million.
Exports fell 73.42 percent to $45,412. Imports rose 4334.74 percent to $162.19 million.
- Trade with No. 3 China rose 20.65 percent to $134.89 million.
Exports rose 35.3 percent to $210,977. Imports rose 20.63 percent to $134.67 million.
- Trade with No. 4 South Africa rose 210.13 percent to $113.35 million.
Exports totaled $30,733. Imports rose 210.04 percent to $113.32 million.
- Trade with No. 5 The Netherlands fell 35.76 percent to $90.25 million.
Exports fell 6.41 percent to $58.87 million. Imports fell 59.55 percent to $31.38 million.
Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 94.98 percent of its trade with the world.
Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 23 countries and deficits with 61 through August. That compares with 20 surpluses and 57 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Guatemala, $66.6 million; Mexico, $61.33 million; and Bahamas, $31.29 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with France, $162.15 million; China, $134.46 million; and South Africa, $113.29 million.
Through August its 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 36.89 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Unrecorded media for audio; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Computer parts; and Gasoline, other fuels, accounting for 35.02 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 24.94 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
- Computer chips fell 9.76 percent compared to last year to $492.04 million.
- Motor vehicle parts fell 18.85 percent compared to last year to $344.84 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 5.74 percent compared to last year to $138.64 million.
- Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms fell 10.66 percent compared to last year to $123.63 million.
On the import side:
- Motor vehicle parts fell 3.17 percent compared to last year to $1.12 billion.
- Unrecorded media for audio rose 425.41 percent compared to last year to $518.77 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 2.99 percent compared to last year to $314.15 million.
- Computer parts rose 275.15 percent compared to last year to $209.03 million.
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 59.37 percent compared to last year to $174.35 million.
Last year Brownsville International Bridges posted total trade with the world of $18.85 billion. The Port’s surplus was $1.96 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, China, The Netherlands, Spain and Guatemala. Exports totaled $10.4 billion and imports came to $8.44 billion.