Port of Corpus Christi, Texas

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s trade totaled $2.75 billion for the month of July, $20.59 billion through July of 2020, and $34.53 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
1South Korea$1.8 B
2China$1.72 B
3The Netherlands$1.69 B
4Taiwan$1.55 B
5United Kingdom$1.51 B
6Mexico$1.35 B
7Spain$882.74 M
8Colombia$861.59 M
9India$852.71 M
10Singapore$776.25 M

Overall Rank

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s trade increases 26.86 percent through July

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s trade with the world rose 26.86 percent, from $16.23 billion to $20.59 billion through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas ranked No. 29 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 36. It finished No. 30 in the last full year.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Mexico. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by South Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Colombia and Brazil, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 South Korea fell 4.32 percent to $1.54 billion.
    Exports fell 5.2 percent to $1.5 billion. Imports rose 51.25 percent to $37.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 The Netherlands rose 25.49 percent to $1.52 billion.
    Exports rose 27.63 percent to $1.52 billion. Imports fell 86.18 percent to $3.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 179.29 percent to $1.52 billion.
    Exports rose 183.44 percent to $1.5 billion. Imports rose 10.28 percent to $14.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 117.54 percent to $1.23 billion.
    Exports rose 119.52 percent to $1.22 billion. Imports fell 23.62 percent to $5.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico fell 24.05 percent to $1.21 billion.
    Exports fell 45.02 percent to $706.61 million. Imports rose 62.79 percent to $505.44 million.

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 39.31 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas had trade surpluses with 61 countries and deficits with 10 through July. That compares with 60 surpluses and 19 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with The Netherlands, $1.51 billion; Taiwan, $1.49 billion; and South Korea, $1.46 billion. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Iraq, $136.97 million; Egypt, $84.65 million; and Russia, $82.88 million.

Through July its top exports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; LNG, other petroleum gases; Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons; and Grain sorghum, in that order. Those accounted for 96.54 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Misc. engines and motors, parts; Iron ores and concentrates; and Electric motor, generator parts, accounting for 85.11 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s exports:

  • Oil rose 120.59 percent compared to last year to $13.46 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 35.64 percent compared to last year to $2.35 billion.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 40.66 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons fell 2.47 percent compared to last year to $330.92 million.
  • Grain sorghum rose 239.98 percent compared to last year to $300.72 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 26.71 percent compared to last year to $1.36 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 67.13 percent compared to last year to $260.65 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts rose 65.14 percent compared to last year to $190.47 million.
  • Iron ores and concentrates fell 28.72 percent compared to last year to $143.26 million.
  • Electric motor, generator parts rose 113.2 percent compared to last year to $55.95 million.

Last year Port of Corpus Christi, Texas posted total trade with the world of $34.53 billion. The Port’s surplus was $23.01 billion. Exports totaled $28.77 billion and imports came to $5.76 billion.