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Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade totaled $4.34 billion for the month of August, $32.45 billion through August 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$31.51 B
2China$573.78 M
3Taiwan$50.67 M
4Laos$35.97 M
5Malaysia$33.92 M
6Indonesia$25.88 M
7Japan$24.79 M
8Thailand$20.89 M
9Canada$19 M
10France$18.77 M

Overall Rank

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade increases 4.71 percent through August

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 4.71 percent, from $30.99 billion to $32.45 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.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. ranked No. 27 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 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Laos and No. 5 Malaysia. 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 4.35 percent to $31.51 billion.
    Exports rose 0.98 percent to $11.52 billion. Imports rose 6.39 percent to $19.99 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 18.89 percent to $573.78 million.
    Exports fell 24.44 percent to $286,256. Imports rose 18.93 percent to $573.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 3.2 percent to $50.67 million.
    Exports totaled $39,752. Imports rose 3.12 percent to $50.63 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Laos totaled $35.97 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $35.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia fell 34.64 percent to $33.92 million.
    Exports rose 85.28 percent to $6,468. Imports fell 34.65 percent to $33.92 million.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.24 percent of its trade with the world.

Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. had trade surpluses with seven countries and deficits with 90 through August. That compares with five surpluses and 79 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Federated States of Micronesia, $577,359; Monaco, $180,922; and Solomon Islands, $53,664. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $8.48 billion; China, $573.21 million; and Taiwan, $50.59 million.

Through August its top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Motor vehicle engines; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Misc. plastic articles; and Trailers and similar vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 19.31 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were TVs, computer monitors; Commercial vehicles; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Trailers and similar vehicles; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 47.21 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 6.63 percent compared to last year to $1.05 billion.
  • Motor vehicle engines rose 18.29 percent compared to last year to $330.28 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 20.93 percent compared to last year to $328.36 million.
  • Misc. plastic articles rose 2.16 percent compared to last year to $280.41 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 16.44 percent compared to last year to $240.5 million.

On the import side:

  • TVs, computer monitors rose 7.42 percent compared to last year to $3.36 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 11.62 percent compared to last year to $3.23 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 2.13 percent compared to last year to $1.47 billion.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 15.15 percent compared to last year to $991.95 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 9.06 percent compared to last year to $821.69 million.

Last year Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $48.01 billion. The Port’s deficit was $13.34 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. Exports totaled $17.33 billion and imports came to $30.67 billion.