Brownsville International Bridges

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

75.68%

Compared to last month

-7.35%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

97.23%

Compared to last month

-3.79%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

55.87%

Compared to last month

-11.17%

Current RankAmong U.S. airports, seaports, border crossings

48

Rank 2020

51

Brownsville International Bridges’s total trade with the world was $1.63 billion in April, a change of 75.68 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 97.23 percent and the change in imports was 55.87 percent. Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 48 among U.S. trade partners in April. It had ranked No. 51 for the same month last year.

Brownsville International Bridges’s top three exports by value in April were (1) Gasoline, other fuels, (2) LNG, other petroleum gases, and (3) Computer chips. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Digital storage devices, (2) Motor vehicle parts, and (3) Computer parts. By tonnage, Brownsville International Bridges’s top three exports were (1) Gasoline, other fuels, (2) Parts for heavy machinery, and (3) Returned exports, with change. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Pebbles, gravel, (2) Portland, aluminous and slag cement, and (3) Aluminum, unwrought.

Top Trading Countries

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$6.3 billion
2South Africa$67.1 million
3Malaysia$60.4 million
4China$57.4 million
5Guatemala$45 million
6Bahamas$41.5 million
7Singapore$38 million
8Taiwan$31.1 million
9The Netherlands$25 million
10South Korea$20.1 million

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Brownsville International Bridges’s trade increases 17.57 percent through April

Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world rose 17.57 percent, from $5.81 billion to $6.83 billion through the first four 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 $1.41 trillion, with exports at $547.55 billion and imports at $862.78 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 15.04 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 11.41 percent and imports rose 17.46 percent.

Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 44 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through April of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 45. It finished No. 45 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 April Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 China and No. 5 Guatemala. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, India, China, Taiwan and Spain, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 24.13 percent to $6.26 billion.
    Exports rose 31.85 percent to $3.64 billion. Imports rose 14.74 percent to $2.61 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Africa rose 0.97 percent to $67.08 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 0.97 percent to $67.08 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Malaysia fell 1.69 percent to $60.42 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 1.69 percent to $60.42 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 31.79 percent to $57.44 million.
    Exports rose 4829.92 percent to $10.31 million. Imports fell 43.89 percent to $47.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Guatemala rose 68 percent to $45 million.
    Exports rose 68.02 percent to $45 million. There were no imports.

Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 95.02 percent of its trade with the world.

Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 21 countries and deficits with 55 through April. That compares with 14 surpluses and 57 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Mexico, $1.03 billion; Guatemala, $45 million; and Bahamas, $41.54 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with South Africa, $67.08 million; Malaysia, $60.42 million; and Singapore, $37.88 million.

Through April its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; LNG, other petroleum gases; Computer chips; Motor vehicle parts; and Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms, in that order. Those accounted for 52.3 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Digital storage devices; Computer parts; Seats, excluding barber, dental; and Aluminum, unwrought, accounting for 41.08 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 56.72 percent compared to last year to $860.31 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 374.89 percent compared to last year to $827.82 million.
  • Computer chips fell 45.27 percent compared to last year to $134.97 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 1.37 percent compared to last year to $110.65 million.
  • Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms rose 19.2 percent compared to last year to $60.6 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 11 percent compared to last year to $420.95 million.
  • Digital storage devices rose 52.12 percent compared to last year to $415.22 million.
  • Computer parts fell 8.68 percent compared to last year to $182.93 million.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 19.28 percent compared to last year to $109.29 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 64.53 percent compared to last year to $108.61 million.

Last year Brownsville International Bridges posted total trade with the world of $17.38 billion. The Port’s deficit was $411.27 million. Exports totaled $8.48 billion and imports came to $8.9 billion.