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Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade totaled $31.71 million for the month of February, $69.41 million through February 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$69.13 M
2India$115,525
3China$90,850
4Spain$39,296
5Canada$27,399
6Italy$7,044

Overall Rank

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade increases 12.02 percent through February

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s trade with the world rose 12.02 percent, from $61.96 million to $69.41 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.

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing ranked No. 170 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 Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 China, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Canada . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Canada, India, China and Spain, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 11.98 percent to $69.13 million.
    Exports fell 2.01 percent to $12.25 million. Imports rose 15.53 percent to $56.88 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 16.27 percent to $115,525.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 16.27 percent to $115,525.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 1439.57 percent to $90,850.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1439.57 percent to $90,850.
  • Trade with No. 4 Spain rose 736.8 percent to $39,296.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 736.8 percent to $39,296.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada fell 76.06 percent to $27,399.
    Exports fell 76.06 percent to $27,399. There were no imports.

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

Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with five through February. That compares with one surpluses and five deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Canada, $27,399; Italy, $7,044; and Spain, $39,296. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $44.63 million; India, $115,525; and China, $90,850.

Through February it’s 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 89.44 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; Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, etc., fresh or chilled; Iron and steel pipes and tubing; and Misc. flat rolled steel alloy more than 600mm, accounting for 60.66 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Paper, paperboard scrap rose 9.91 percent compared to last year to $7.33 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 460.3 percent compared to last year to $1.47 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 73.42 percent compared to last year to $947,699.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products rose 10.06 percent compared to last year to $911,864.
  • Polyurethanes fell 10.53 percent compared to last year to $321,926.

On the import side:

  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. rose 53.13 percent compared to last year to $17.95 million.
  • Articles of Plaster or Items Based on Plaster 6809 fell 31.42 percent compared to last year to $6.47 million.
  • Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, etc., fresh or chilled rose 90.62 percent compared to last year to $3.85 million.
  • Iron and steel pipes and tubing fell 45.06 percent compared to last year to $3.72 million.
  • Misc. flat rolled steel alloy more than 600mm rose 282.73 percent compared to last year to $2.66 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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $58.61 million and imports came to $242.96 million.