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Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade totaled $5.1 million for the month of October, $14.99 million through October of 2018, and $5.45 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$13.71 M
2Costa Rica$570,000
3Belize$350,000
4South Korea$96,797
5Malaysia$63,630
6Taiwan$42,728
7China$39,996
8Honduras$25,000
9Japan$23,856
10Luxembourg$22,495

Overall Rank

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade increases 194.45 percent through October

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade with the world rose 194.45 percent, from $5.09 million to $14.99 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.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas ranked No. 287 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. 327. It finished No. 330 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 Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Belize, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Hong Kong and Thailand, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 431.07 percent to $13.71 million.
    Exports rose 430.17 percent to $13.66 million. Imports rose 864.55 percent to $51,642.
  • Trade with No. 2 Costa Rica fell 44.38 percent to $570,000.
    Exports fell 44.38 percent to $570,000. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Belize totaled $350,000.
    Exports totaled $350,000. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Korea rose 627.52 percent to $96,797.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1069.61 percent to $96,797.
  • Trade with No. 5 Malaysia rose 705.95 percent to $63,630.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 705.95 percent to $63,630.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 98.7 percent of its trade with the world.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with nine through October. That compares with six surpluses and six deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Mexico, $13.61 million; Costa Rica, $570,000; and Belize, $350,000. The top three deficits through October of this year were with South Korea, $96,797; Malaysia, $63,630; and Taiwan, $42,728.

Through October it’s top exports were Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals; Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Plastic plates, sheet, film; and Jewelry, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 97.93 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Miscellaneous aluminum articles; Computer chips; Value added to a returned import; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; and Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools, accounting for 72.01 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s exports:

  • Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals totaled $9.48 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 18.14 percent compared to last year to $1.97 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 8686.83 percent compared to last year to $1.87 million.
  • Plastic plates, sheet, film rose 155.81 percent compared to last year to $708,811.
  • Jewelry, parts totaled $290,875. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Miscellaneous aluminum articles rose 1755.4 percent compared to last year to $102,047.
  • Computer chips rose 569.79 percent compared to last year to $63,630.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $41,913. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery totaled $31,299. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools totaled $20,127. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas posted total trade with the world of $23.85 million. The Port’s surplus was $22.76 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $23.3 million and imports came to $545,857.