Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade totaled $1.12 million for the month of May, $16.49 million through May of 2020, and $16.81 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
1Costa Rica$12.5 M
2Chile$3.3 M
3Mexico$329,870
4Japan$166,892
5Canada$113,983
6Singapore$28,340
7India$27,778
8China$27,248

Overall Rank

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade increases 27.08 percent through May

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade with the world rose 27.08 percent, from $12.98 million to $16.49 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.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas ranked No. 288 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 Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 Costa Rica, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Germany and Taiwan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Costa Rica totaled $12.5 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $12.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chile fell 28.26 percent to $3.3 million.
    Exports fell 66.67 percent to $1.1 million. Imports rose 69.23 percent to $2.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico fell 95.36 percent to $329,870.
    Exports rose 277.78 percent to $305,277. Imports fell 99.65 percent to $24,593.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan totaled $166,892.
    Exports totaled $166,892. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada rose 643.82 percent to $113,983.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $113,983.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.49 percent of its trade with the world.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with five through May. That compares with seven surpluses and two deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Mexico, $280,684; Japan, $166,892; and India, $27,778. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Costa Rica, $12.5 million; Chile, $1.1 million; and Canada, $113,983.

Through May its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Plastic plates, sheet, film; Antennas for radio, TV, parts; Electric motors, generators, not sets; and Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filters, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 98.45 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Returned exports, without change; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; Misc. aircraft parts; Computer chips; and Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts, accounting for 99.82 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 56.15 percent compared to last year to $1.1 million.
  • Plastic plates, sheet, film fell 35.38 percent compared to last year to $280,436.
  • Antennas for radio, TV, parts totaled $166,892. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric motors, generators, not sets totaled $15,278. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filters, etc. totaled $12,500. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Returned exports, without change rose 342.74 percent compared to last year to $14.71 million.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments totaled $84,350. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. aircraft parts totaled $29,633. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computer chips rose 293.28 percent compared to last year to $28,340.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $16,396. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas posted total trade with the world of $16.81 million. The Port’s surplus was $8.02 million. Exports totaled $12.42 million and imports came to $4.39 million.