Brownsville International Bridges

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

58.37%

Compared to last month

-0.50%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

93.46%

Compared to last month

5.08%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

27.89%

Compared to last month

-7.00%

Current RankAmong U.S. airports, seaports, border crossings

51

Rank 2020

44

Brownsville International Bridges’s total trade with the world was $1.62 billion in May, a change of 58.37 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 93.46 percent and the change in imports was 27.89 percent. Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 51 among U.S. trade partners in May. It had ranked No. 44 for the same month last year.

Brownsville International Bridges’s top three exports by value in May were (1) Gasoline, other fuels, (2) LNG, other petroleum gases, and (3) Computer chips. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Digital storage devices, (2) Motor vehicle parts, and (3) Computer parts. By tonnage, Brownsville International Bridges’s top three exports were (1) Gasoline, other fuels, (2) Prefabricated buildings, and (3) Power supplies, transformers. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Pebbles, gravel, (2) Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, and (3) Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes.

Top Trading Countries

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$7.8 billion
2China$72.7 million
3Malaysia$70.8 million
4South Africa$67.1 million
5Guatemala$59.1 million
6Singapore$57.3 million
7Bahamas$41.5 million
8Taiwan$40.1 million
9South Korea$27.4 million
10The Netherlands$25 million

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Brownsville International Bridges’s trade increases 23.69 percent through May

Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world rose 23.69 percent, from $6.83 billion to $8.45 billion through the first five months of 2021 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 $1.79 trillion, with exports at $692.28 billion and imports at $1.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 20.62 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 18.92 percent and imports rose 21.72 percent.

Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 44 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 45. It finished No. 45 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port Laredo; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through May Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Guatemala. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, India, China, Germany and Spain, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 31.83 percent to $7.75 billion.
    Exports rose 40.11 percent to $4.53 billion. Imports rose 21.75 percent to $3.23 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 37.5 percent to $72.72 million.
    Exports rose 4730.35 percent to $10.39 million. Imports fell 46.33 percent to $62.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Malaysia rose 11.37 percent to $70.76 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 11.37 percent to $70.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Africa rose 1.01 percent to $67.14 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1.01 percent to $67.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Guatemala rose 96.27 percent to $59.14 million.
    Exports rose 112.37 percent to $59.14 million. There were no imports.

Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 95 percent of its trade with the world.

Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 22 countries and deficits with 55 through May. That compares with 17 surpluses and 58 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Mexico, $1.3 billion; Guatemala, $59.14 million; and Bahamas, $41.54 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Malaysia, $70.76 million; South Africa, $67.14 million; and Singapore, $57.11 million.

Through May its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; LNG, other petroleum gases; Computer chips; Motor vehicle parts; and Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms, in that order. Those accounted for 51.19 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Digital storage devices; Motor vehicle parts; Computer parts; Seats, excluding barber, dental; and Misc. engines and motors, parts, accounting for 40.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 70.34 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 323.72 percent compared to last year to $922.94 million.
  • Computer chips fell 38.97 percent compared to last year to $172.56 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 13.72 percent compared to last year to $136.92 million.
  • Polyethers, epoxides and polyesters, primary forms rose 42.28 percent compared to last year to $79.85 million.

On the import side:

  • Digital storage devices rose 52.81 percent compared to last year to $510.98 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 28.98 percent compared to last year to $509.27 million.
  • Computer parts fell 8.36 percent compared to last year to $226.39 million.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 9.84 percent compared to last year to $128.76 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts fell 55.77 percent compared to last year to $124.22 million.

Last year Brownsville International Bridges posted total trade with the world of $17.38 billion. The Port’s deficit was $411.27 million. Exports totaled $8.48 billion and imports came to $8.9 billion.