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Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade totaled $452,454 for the month of August, $13.83 million through August of 2019, and $24.4 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$7.49 M
2Chile$4.6 M
3Bolivia$1.2 M
4China$336,715
5Thailand$58,173
6Czech Republic$41,858
7Taiwan$39,552
8Canada$27,264
9Germany$25,357
10Malaysia$7,206

Overall Rank

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade increases 156.96 percent through August

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s trade with the world rose 156.96 percent, from $5.38 million to $13.83 million through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas ranked No. 277 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through August Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Bolivia, No. 4 China and No. 5 Thailand. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, South Korea and Taiwan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 79.13 percent to $7.49 million.
    Exports rose 78.25 percent to $7.37 million. Imports rose 154.46 percent to $122,498.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chile totaled $4.6 million.
    Exports totaled $1.3 million. Imports totaled $3.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Bolivia totaled $1.2 million.
    Exports totaled $1.2 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 China rose 822.05 percent to $336,715.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 822.05 percent to $336,715.
  • Trade with No. 5 Thailand totaled $58,173.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $58,173.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 98.97 percent of its trade with the world.

Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with nine through August. That compares with five surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Mexico, $7.25 million; Bolivia, $1.2 million; and South Korea, $0. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Chile, $2 million; China, $336,715; and Thailand, $58,173.

Through August its top exports were Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals; Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Plastic plates, sheet, film; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 99.02 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Cell phones, related equipment; Misc. plastic articles; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; and Power supplies, transformers, accounting for 96.81 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals rose 132.41 percent compared to last year to $5.18 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 27.14 percent compared to last year to $2.51 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 1702.94 percent compared to last year to $1.32 million.
  • Plastic plates, sheet, film rose 14.2 percent compared to last year to $670,483.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $102,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 7826.08 percent compared to last year to $3.32 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $338,833. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. plastic articles rose 903.92 percent compared to last year to $72,965.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts totaled $58,173. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $41,858. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas posted total trade with the world of $24.4 million. The Port’s surplus was $23.34 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Belize and China. Exports totaled $23.87 million and imports came to $531,289.