|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$277.28 M|
|2||Computer chips||$175.29 M|
|3||Motor vehicle parts||$79.82 M|
|4||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$34 M|
|5||Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms||$31.67 M|
|6||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$29.99 M|
|7||Misc. iron and steel articles||$20.53 M|
|8||Civilian aircraft, parts||$20.42 M|
|9||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$20.02 M|
|10||Misc. plastic articles||$19.57 M|
|1||Motor vehicle parts||$252.16 M|
|2||Unrecorded media for audio||$116.35 M|
|3||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$86.52 M|
|4||Value added to a returned import||$41.39 M|
|5||Misc. engines and motors, parts||$37.83 M|
|6||Windshield wipers, electric light parts||$37.45 M|
|7||Computer parts||$37.15 M|
|8||Gasoline, other fuels||$36.87 M|
|9||Aluminum, unwrought||$31.99 M|
|10||TVs, computer monitors||$31.69 M|
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade increases 6.2 percent through February
Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world rose 6.2 percent, from $2.86 billion to $3.03 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.
Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 48 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Through February Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Africa, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Spain . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Guatemala, Qatar and South Africa, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 2.22 percent to $2.79 billion.
Exports fell 5.86 percent to $1.52 billion. Imports rose 13.84 percent to $1.28 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 China rose 20.59 percent to $34.59 million.
Exports rose 56.38 percent to $110,318. Imports rose 20.5 percent to $34.48 million.
- Trade with No. 3 South Africa rose 185.34 percent to $31.99 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 185.34 percent to $31.99 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Canada rose 1201 percent to $30.73 million.
Exports fell 72.51 percent to $14,430. Imports rose 1229.94 percent to $30.72 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Spain rose 366.13 percent to $21.24 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 366.13 percent to $21.24 million.
Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 95.99 percent of its trade with the world.
Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 17 countries and deficits with 43 through February. That compares with 13 surpluses and 42 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Mexico, $240.77 million; Argentina, $14.72 million; and Guatemala, $14.41 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with China, $34.37 million; South Africa, $31.99 million; and Canada, $30.71 million.
Through February 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 38.16 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Unrecorded media for audio; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Value added to a returned import; and Misc. engines and motors, parts, accounting for 36.43 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 27.01 percent compared to last year to $277.28 million.
- Computer chips rose 56.77 percent compared to last year to $175.29 million.
- Motor vehicle parts fell 21.34 percent compared to last year to $79.82 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 18.46 percent compared to last year to $34 million.
- Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms fell 2.67 percent compared to last year to $31.67 million.
On the import side:
- Motor vehicle parts fell 6.31 percent compared to last year to $252.16 million.
- Unrecorded media for audio rose 1118.17 percent compared to last year to $116.35 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 8.16 percent compared to last year to $86.52 million.
- Value added to a returned import rose 46.06 percent compared to last year to $41.39 million.
- Misc. engines and motors, parts rose 1423.39 percent compared to last year to $37.83 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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $8.74 billion and imports came to $7.13 billion.