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El Paso Border Crossing, Texas

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s trade totaled $6.56 billion for the month of September, $59.42 billion through September of 2019, and $81.88 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Mexico$57.63 B
2China$1.03 B
3Taiwan$144.41 M
4Thailand$118.34 M
5Malaysia$61.31 M
6Germany$49.74 M
7South Korea$48.97 M
8Japan$46.79 M
9Philippines$36.36 M
10Dominican Republic$28.02 M

Overall Rank

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s trade decreases 4.25 percent through September

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s trade with the world fell 4.25 percent, from $62.05 billion to $59.42 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas ranked No. 15 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Malaysia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Philippines, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 1.01 percent to $57.63 billion.
    Exports fell 1.49 percent to $24.08 billion. Imports fell 0.66 percent to $33.55 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 64.76 percent to $1.03 billion.
    Exports fell 80.91 percent to $627,164. Imports fell 64.74 percent to $1.03 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan fell 12.24 percent to $144.41 million.
    Exports fell 46.2 percent to $340,548. Imports fell 12.11 percent to $144.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Thailand fell 30.62 percent to $118.34 million.
    Exports fell 55.36 percent to $39,787. Imports fell 30.61 percent to $118.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 19 percent to $61.31 million.
    Exports fell 57.16 percent to $256,816. Imports fell 18.69 percent to $61.06 million.

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 99.26 percent of its trade with the world.

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas had trade surpluses with 24 countries and deficits with 81 through September. That compares with 27 surpluses and 78 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Hong Kong, $3.9 million; Australia, $3.03 million; and Belgium, $790,585. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Mexico, $9.47 billion; China, $1.03 billion; and Taiwan, $143.73 million.

Through September its top exports were Computer parts; Computer chips; Gasoline, other fuels; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V, in that order. Those accounted for 26.64 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Insulated wire, cable; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Motor vehicle parts, accounting for 44.09 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s exports:

  • Computer parts rose 9.11 percent compared to last year to $1.86 billion.
  • Computer chips rose 0.44 percent compared to last year to $1.61 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 17.66 percent compared to last year to $1.25 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 7.98 percent compared to last year to $854.67 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V fell 11.94 percent compared to last year to $846.44 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers fell 10.93 percent compared to last year to $5.45 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1.7 percent compared to last year to $3.47 billion.
  • Insulated wire, cable fell 2.18 percent compared to last year to $3.29 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 7.77 percent compared to last year to $1.9 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 0.54 percent compared to last year to $1.45 billion.

Last year El Paso Border Crossing, Texas posted total trade with the world of $81.88 billion. The Port’s deficit was $17.22 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Philippines. Exports totaled $32.33 billion and imports came to $49.55 billion.

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