Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade totaled $2.62 billion for the month of May, $16.27 billion through May of 2020, and $49.12 billion for all of 2019, 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$15.77 B
2China$291.65 M
3Malaysia$39.52 M
4Taiwan$27.75 M
5Japan$15.97 M
6Indonesia$14.59 M
7Germany$13.84 M
8Vietnam$10.96 M
9South Korea$9.91 M
10France$9.31 M

Overall Rank

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade decreases 19.07 percent through May

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade with the world fell 19.07 percent, from $20.11 billion to $16.27 billion through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. ranked No. 26 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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 May Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Taiwan, Laos and Malaysia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 19.22 percent to $15.77 billion.
    Exports fell 21.96 percent to $5.64 billion. Imports fell 17.61 percent to $10.13 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 17.87 percent to $291.65 million.
    Exports fell 21.86 percent to $137,819. Imports fell 17.87 percent to $291.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Malaysia rose 95.33 percent to $39.52 million.
    Exports rose 207.05 percent to $19,860. Imports rose 95.29 percent to $39.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan fell 12.27 percent to $27.75 million.
    Exports fell 92.27 percent to $3,072. Imports fell 12.17 percent to $27.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 6.66 percent to $15.97 million.
    Exports fell 9.57 percent to $894,414. Imports rose 7.8 percent to $15.08 million.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.2 percent of its trade with the world.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 87 through May. That compares with eight surpluses and 80 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Colombia, $31,904; Dominica, $30,066; and Bahamas, $10,541. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Mexico, $4.49 billion; China, $291.38 million; and Malaysia, $39.48 million.

Through May its top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Medical instruments; Misc. plastic articles; Motor vehicle engines; and Misc. aircraft parts, in that order. Those accounted for 16.08 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were TVs, computer monitors; Commercial vehicles; Medical instruments; Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.; and Returned exports, without change, accounting for 47.14 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 49.62 percent compared to last year to $351.55 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 14.48 percent compared to last year to $177.53 million.
  • Misc. plastic articles fell 16.72 percent compared to last year to $143.28 million.
  • Motor vehicle engines fell 40.79 percent compared to last year to $121.26 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts rose 2.75 percent compared to last year to $113.07 million.

On the import side:

  • TVs, computer monitors rose 6.06 percent compared to last year to $2.02 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles fell 45.68 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.
  • Medical instruments fell 2.11 percent compared to last year to $878.59 million.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. fell 3.97 percent compared to last year to $532.61 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 7.2 percent compared to last year to $470.27 million.

Last year Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $49.12 billion. The Port’s deficit was $15.34 billion. Exports totaled $16.89 billion and imports came to $32.23 billion.