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El Paso Border Crossing, Texas

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s trade totaled $6.82 billion for the month of August, $52.85 billion through August 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$51.23 B
2China$926.47 M
3Taiwan$131.68 M
4Thailand$114.38 M
5Malaysia$54.98 M
6South Korea$46.29 M
7Germany$44.27 M
8Japan$42.09 M
9Philippines$33.04 M
10Dominican Republic$24.96 M

Overall Rank

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s trade decreases 4.33 percent through August

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s trade with the world fell 4.33 percent, from $55.24 billion to $52.85 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.

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas ranked No. 15 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 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 1.14 percent to $51.23 billion.
    Exports fell 2.21 percent to $21.34 billion. Imports fell 0.37 percent to $29.88 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 64.48 percent to $926.47 million.
    Exports fell 82.54 percent to $547,017. Imports fell 64.46 percent to $925.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan fell 10.73 percent to $131.68 million.
    Exports fell 37.59 percent to $340,548. Imports fell 10.63 percent to $131.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Thailand fell 23.58 percent to $114.38 million.
    Exports rose 4.02 percent to $39,787. Imports fell 23.59 percent to $114.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 17.93 percent to $54.98 million.
    Exports fell 52.3 percent to $256,816. Imports fell 17.65 percent to $54.73 million.

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.25 percent of its trade with the world.

El Paso Border Crossing, Texas had trade surpluses with 26 countries and deficits with 75 through August. That compares with 26 surpluses and 76 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Hong Kong, $3.71 million; Australia, $3.07 million; and Belgium, $997,912. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $8.54 billion; China, $925.38 million; and Taiwan, $131 million.

Through August its top exports were Computer parts; Computer chips; Gasoline, other fuels; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 26.34 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 44.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computer parts rose 12.42 percent compared to last year to $1.61 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 4.17 percent compared to last year to $1.38 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 18.07 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V fell 12.3 percent compared to last year to $760.47 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 7.58 percent compared to last year to $757.14 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers fell 12.87 percent compared to last year to $4.8 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 6.19 percent compared to last year to $3.17 billion.
  • Insulated wire, cable fell 1.7 percent compared to last year to $2.94 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 8.3 percent compared to last year to $1.7 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 1.42 percent compared to last year to $1.29 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.