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Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade totaled $3.64 billion for the month of February, $7.54 billion through February of 2019, and $48.01 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$7.33 B
2China$124.78 M
3Taiwan$12.1 M
4Laos$8.98 M
5Indonesia$8.29 M
6Malaysia$7.27 M
7Denmark$7.03 M
8Israel$5.64 M
9Japan$5.34 M
10France$4.69 M

Overall Rank

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade increases 11 percent through February

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 11 percent, from $6.8 billion to $7.54 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.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. ranked No. 26 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 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Laos and No. 5 Indonesia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 10.85 percent to $7.33 billion.
    Exports rose 9.71 percent to $2.78 billion. Imports rose 11.57 percent to $4.54 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 13.74 percent to $124.78 million.
    Exports fell 41.86 percent to $40,652. Imports rose 13.77 percent to $124.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 23.46 percent to $12.1 million.
    Exports totaled $15,000. Imports rose 23.31 percent to $12.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Laos totaled $8.98 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $8.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Indonesia rose 29.98 percent to $8.29 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 29.98 percent to $8.29 million.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 99.18 percent of its trade with the world.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. had trade surpluses with four countries and deficits with 67 through February. That compares with one surpluses and 68 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Federated States of Micronesia, $579,354; Dominica, $3,806; and Cambodia, $3,468. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $1.76 billion; China, $124.7 million; and Taiwan, $12.07 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Motor vehicle engines; Misc. plastic articles; and Trailers and similar vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 19.3 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Commercial vehicles; TVs, computer monitors; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Value added to a returned import; and Trailers and similar vehicles, accounting for 46 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 50.57 percent compared to last year to $264.77 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 17.93 percent compared to last year to $79.14 million.
  • Motor vehicle engines rose 60.25 percent compared to last year to $75.55 million.
  • Misc. plastic articles fell 4.87 percent compared to last year to $63.22 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 67.33 percent compared to last year to $54.99 million.

On the import side:

  • Commercial vehicles rose 47 percent compared to last year to $780.82 million.
  • TVs, computer monitors rose 15.34 percent compared to last year to $712.32 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 2.53 percent compared to last year to $330.47 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 13.54 percent compared to last year to $194.3 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 29.44 percent compared to last year to $171.03 million.

Last year Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $43.12 billion. The Port’s deficit was $12.87 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $15.12 billion and imports came to $27.99 billion.