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Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade totaled $28.76 million for the month of August, $264.74 million through August of 2019, and $402.8 million 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$263.11 M
2Canada$777,399
3India$535,433
4China$231,046
5Spain$64,172
6Italy$16,701
7Malaysia$2,725
8Taiwan$2,275

Overall Rank

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade decreases 3.24 percent through August

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade with the world fell 3.24 percent, from $273.59 million to $264.74 million 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.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing ranked No. 176 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 Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Spain. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, India, Canada, Spain and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 3.52 percent to $263.11 million.
    Exports fell 24.03 percent to $37.74 million. Imports rose 1.05 percent to $225.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 123.27 percent to $777,399.
    Exports fell 92.13 percent to $27,399. Imports totaled $750,000.
  • Trade with No. 3 India rose 31.69 percent to $535,433.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 31.69 percent to $535,433.
  • Trade with No. 4 China rose 767.75 percent to $231,046.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 767.75 percent to $231,046.
  • Trade with No. 5 Spain fell 9.95 percent to $64,172.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 9.95 percent to $64,172.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.99 percent of its trade with the world.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing had trade surpluses with zero countries and deficits with eight through August. That compares with two surpluses and seven deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Afghanistan, $0; Brazil, $0; and Taiwan, $2,275. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $187.63 million; Canada, $722,601; and India, $535,433.

Through August its top exports were Paper, paperboard scrap; Gasoline, other fuels; Scrap iron, steel; Binders for found molds; chemical products; and Polyurethanes, in that order. Those accounted for 81.96 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc.; Iron and steel pipes and tubing; Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809; Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, etc., fresh or chilled; and Ceramic building block, flooring blocks, accounting for 61.91 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s exports:

  • Paper, paperboard scrap fell 32.2 percent compared to last year to $18.51 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 88.36 percent compared to last year to $4.61 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 67.81 percent compared to last year to $3.33 million.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products fell 16.2 percent compared to last year to $2.91 million.
  • Polyurethanes fell 2.62 percent compared to last year to $1.59 million.

On the import side:

  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. rose 28.15 percent compared to last year to $58.72 million.
  • Iron and steel pipes and tubing rose 2.34 percent compared to last year to $30.1 million.
  • Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809 fell 20.66 percent compared to last year to $28.27 million.
  • Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, etc., fresh or chilled rose 57.8 percent compared to last year to $13.66 million.
  • Ceramic building block, flooring blocks rose 8.28 percent compared to last year to $9.76 million.

Last year Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing posted total trade with the world of $402.8 million. The Port’s deficit was $257.74 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, India, Canada, Spain and China. Exports totaled $72.53 million and imports came to $330.27 million.