Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade totaled $28.71 million for the month of May, $162.14 million through May of 2020, and $388.83 million 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
1Mexico$161.47 M
2India$436,016
3China$176,505
4Spain$48,311
5Italy$3,441

Overall Rank

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade decreases 4.79 percent through May

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade with the world fell 4.79 percent, from $170.29 million to $162.14 million 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.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing ranked No. 179 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 Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 China, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Italy. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, India, China, Spain and Canada, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 4.82 percent to $161.47 million.
    Exports fell 90.19 percent to $13.8 million. Imports rose 410.86 percent to $147.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 26.84 percent to $436,016.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $436,016.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 7.86 percent to $176,505.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $176,505.
  • Trade with No. 4 Spain fell 17.96 percent to $48,311.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $48,311.
  • Trade with No. 5 Italy fell 66.22 percent to $3,441.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $3,441.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing had trade surpluses with zero countries and deficits with five through May. That compares with six surpluses and one deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Canada, $0; Taiwan, $0; and Italy, $3,441. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Mexico, $133.86 million; India, $436,016; and China, $176,505.

Through May its top exports were Paper, paperboard scrap; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; Scrap iron, steel; Paper cartons, office box files, etc.; and Iron and steel pipes and tubing, in that order. Those accounted for 61.82 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Iron and steel pipes and tubing; Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc.; Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809; Ceramic building block, flooring blocks; and Angles, shapes, sections, iron and nonalloy steel, accounting for 65.68 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Paper, paperboard scrap fell 67.76 percent compared to last year to $4.96 million.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles totaled $999,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 61.06 percent compared to last year to $934,303.
  • Paper cartons, office box files, etc. rose 53.86 percent compared to last year to $828,018.
  • Iron and steel pipes and tubing rose 852.9 percent compared to last year to $812,310.

On the import side:

  • Iron and steel pipes and tubing rose 223.96 percent compared to last year to $42.23 million.
  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. fell 45.63 percent compared to last year to $22.42 million.
  • Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809 rose 14.94 percent compared to last year to $20.38 million.
  • Ceramic building block, flooring blocks rose 3.08 percent compared to last year to $6.25 million.
  • Angles, shapes, sections, iron and nonalloy steel rose 4.72 percent compared to last year to $6.15 million.

Last year Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing posted total trade with the world of $388.83 million. The Port’s deficit was $296.45 million. Exports totaled $46.19 million and imports came to $342.64 million.