Port of Corpus Christi, Texas

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s trade totaled $1.94 billion for the month of May, $15.81 billion through May 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$1.42 B
2The Netherlands$1.37 B
3Taiwan$1.34 B
4United Kingdom$1.13 B
5Mexico$1.12 B
6China$835.05 M
7Spain$758.73 M
8Singapore$740.5 M
9Colombia$598.62 M
10India$566.9 M

Overall Rank

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s trade increases 45.78 percent through May

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s trade with the world rose 45.78 percent, from $10.85 billion to $15.81 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.

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas ranked No. 30 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 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 Mexico, The Netherlands, South Korea, Colombia and India, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 South Korea rose 50.77 percent to $1.42 billion.
    Exports rose 50.07 percent to $1.39 billion. Imports rose 86.94 percent to $33.43 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 The Netherlands rose 38.51 percent to $1.37 billion.
    Exports rose 40.89 percent to $1.37 billion. Imports fell 83.44 percent to $3.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 305.6 percent to $1.34 billion.
    Exports rose 317.71 percent to $1.33 billion. Imports rose 10.28 percent to $14.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 187.16 percent to $1.13 billion.
    Exports rose 192.02 percent to $1.12 billion. Imports fell 52.39 percent to $3.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 7.25 percent to $1.12 billion.
    Exports fell 20.9 percent to $662.56 million. Imports rose 119.09 percent to $462.07 million.

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 40.39 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas had trade surpluses with 58 countries and deficits with nine through May. That compares with 56 surpluses and 17 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with The Netherlands, $1.36 billion; South Korea, $1.36 billion; and Taiwan, $1.31 billion. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Iraq, $136.97 million; Egypt, $81.84 million; and Russia, $69.86 million.

Through May 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 96.73 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 84.83 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 135.38 percent compared to last year to $10.25 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 27.09 percent compared to last year to $1.94 billion.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 88.92 percent compared to last year to $959.79 million.
  • Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons rose 1.46 percent compared to last year to $239.07 million.
  • Grain sorghum rose 209.51 percent compared to last year to $194.67 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 10.73 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 70.37 percent compared to last year to $174.17 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts rose 155.9 percent compared to last year to $156.83 million.
  • Iron ores and concentrates fell 12.95 percent compared to last year to $111.18 million.
  • Electric motor, generator parts rose 681.47 percent compared to last year to $39.05 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.