|1||Grain sorghum||$8.13 M|
|2||Sugar and starch residues||$6.39 M|
|6||Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits||$1.24 M|
|7||Misc. cereal grains||$1.04 M|
|8||Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit||$918,241|
|9||Worn clothing, other worn textile articles||$556,000|
|1||Furniture, parts||$9.01 M|
|2||Cucumbers, pickles, etc., fresh or chilled||$6.33 M|
|3||Melons and papayas||$4.98 M|
|4||Oranges, grapefruit, other citrus||$4.62 M|
|5||Articles of cement, concrete, artificial stone||$1.67 M|
|6||Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, frozen or chilled||$1.31 M|
|7||Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.||$1.22 M|
|8||Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.||$774,513|
|9||Natural Barium Sulfate; Nat Barium Carbonate 2511||$540,214|
|10||Carrots, turnips, other edible roots||$405,411|
Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas’s trade increases 19.86 percent through February
Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas’s trade with the world rose 19.86 percent, from $52.57 million to $63.01 million 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.
Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas ranked No. 174 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 Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, United Kingdom, China, Canada and Thailand, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 20.44 percent to $62.97 million.
Exports rose 29.67 percent to $30.23 million. Imports rose 13.01 percent to $32.75 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Thailand totaled $20,940.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $20,940.
- Trade with No. 3 Malaysia totaled $7,838.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $7,838.
- Trade with No. 4 Germany totaled $6,992.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $6,992.
- Trade with No. 5 China fell 100 percent to $0.
There were no exports. There were no imports.
Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.
Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas had trade surpluses with zero countries and deficits with four through February. That compares with zero surpluses and four deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with China, $0; Canada, $0; and United Kingdom, $0. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $2.52 million; Thailand, $20,940; and Malaysia, $7,838.
Through February it’s top exports were Grain sorghum; Sugar and starch residues; Corn; Rice; and Oilcake, in that order. Those accounted for 82.77 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Furniture, parts; Cucumbers, pickles, etc., fresh or chilled; Melons and papayas; Oranges, grapefruit, other citrus; and Articles of cement, concrete, artificial stone, accounting for 81.17 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas’s exports:
- Grain sorghum rose 575.33 percent compared to last year to $8.13 million.
- Sugar and starch residues rose 105.47 percent compared to last year to $6.39 million.
- Corn fell 62.73 percent compared to last year to $4.85 million.
- Rice totaled $4.13 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Oilcake rose 19.1 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
On the import side:
- Furniture, parts rose 105.72 percent compared to last year to $9.01 million.
- Cucumbers, pickles, etc., fresh or chilled rose 10.11 percent compared to last year to $6.33 million.
- Melons and papayas rose 61.16 percent compared to last year to $4.98 million.
- Oranges, grapefruit, other citrus fell 30.76 percent compared to last year to $4.62 million.
- Articles of cement, concrete, artificial stone rose 52.26 percent compared to last year to $1.67 million.
Last year Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas posted total trade with the world of $337.56 million. The Port’s surplus was $38.42 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $187.99 million and imports came to $149.57 million.