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Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade totaled $33.54 million for the month of October, $335.22 million through October of 2018, and $371.65 million for all of 2017, 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$334.15 M
2India$508,371
3Canada$348,194
4Spain$79,842
5China$57,955
6Brazil$38,709
7Taiwan$20,575
8Italy$12,881
9Afghanistan$3,430

Overall Rank

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade increases 7.11 percent through October

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade with the world rose 7.11 percent, from $312.97 million to $335.22 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing ranked No. 177 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 176. It finished No. 176 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 6.9 percent to $334.15 million.
    Exports rose 1.09 percent to $60.95 million. Imports rose 8.29 percent to $273.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 726.53 percent to $508,371.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 726.53 percent to $508,371.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada totaled $348,194.
    Exports totaled $348,194. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Spain fell 46.56 percent to $79,842.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 46.56 percent to $79,842.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 68.53 percent to $57,955.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 68.53 percent to $57,955.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.98 percent of its trade with the world.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with seven through October. That compares with zero surpluses and six deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Canada, $348,194; Afghanistan, $3,430; and Panama, $0. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Mexico, $212.25 million; India, $508,371; and Spain, $79,842.

Through October it’s top exports were Paper, paperboard scrap; Scrap iron, steel; Binders for found molds; chemical products; Gasoline, other fuels; and Polyurethanes, in that order. Those accounted for 90.95 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc.; Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809; Iron and steel pipes and tubing; Misc. flat rolled steel alloy more than 600mm; and Angles, shapes, sections, iron and nonalloy steel, accounting for 60.49 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Paper, paperboard scrap fell 20.49 percent compared to last year to $34.23 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 136.32 percent compared to last year to $11.34 million.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products rose 52.62 percent compared to last year to $4.39 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 127.99 percent compared to last year to $3.52 million.
  • Polyurethanes rose 66.16 percent compared to last year to $2.27 million.

On the import side:

  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. rose 1.23 percent compared to last year to $57.65 million.
  • Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809 fell 3.71 percent compared to last year to $42.22 million.
  • Iron and steel pipes and tubing rose 10.83 percent compared to last year to $34.25 million.
  • Misc. flat rolled steel alloy more than 600mm totaled $16.06 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Angles, shapes, sections, iron and nonalloy steel rose 22.38 percent compared to last year to $15.5 million.

Last year Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing posted total trade with the world of $301.56 million. The Port’s deficit was $184.35 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $58.61 million and imports came to $242.96 million.