Brownsville International Bridges

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

42.40%

Compared to last month

16.03%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

81.99%

Compared to last month

24.80%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

8.87%

Compared to last month

5.53%

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

39

Rank 2020

41

Brownsville International Bridges’s total trade with the world was $2.21 billion in August, a change of 42.40 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 81.99 percent and the change in imports was 8.87 percent. Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 39 among U.S. trade partners in August. It had ranked No. 41 for the same month last year.

Brownsville International Bridges’s top three exports by value in August 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) Electric storage batteries, and (3) Insulated wire, cable. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Pebbles, gravel, (2) Gasoline, other fuels, and (3) Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel.

Top Trading Countries

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$13.2 billion
2South Africa$118 million
3Malaysia$114.5 million
4China$111.5 million
5Guatemala$100.3 million
6Singapore$88.5 million
7Bahamas$81.1 million
8Taiwan$71.7 million
9The Netherlands$70.7 million
10South Korea$48.6 million

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Top Exports

RankCommodityYTD
1Gasoline, other fuels$2.3 billion
2LNG, other petroleum gases$1.2 billion
3Computer chips$306.2 million
4Motor vehicle parts$221.4 million
5Polyethers, epoxides, polyesters,$140.5 million
6Electrical supplies <1000V$99.9 million
7Anti-knock additives$96.3 million
8Electric capacitors$81.5 million
9Parts for electrical supplies$78.4 million
10Misc. iron and steel articles$78.2 million

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Motor vehicle parts$827.6 million
2Digital storage devices$811.9 million
3Computer parts$393.1 million
4Misc. engines and motors, parts$203.7 million
5Seats, excluding barber, dental$197.1 million
6Gasoline, other fuels$194 million
7Power supplies, transformers$190.2 million
8Aluminum, unwrought$159.1 million
9Windshield wipers, electric light parts$143 million
10Returned exports, without change$142 million

Brownsville International Bridges’s trade increases 27.91 percent through August

Brownsville International Bridges’s trade with the world rose 27.91 percent, from $11.25 billion to $14.39 billion through the first eight 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 $2.95 trillion, with exports at $1.13 trillion and imports at $1.82 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 22.99 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 23.34 percent and imports rose 22.78 percent.

Brownsville International Bridges ranked No. 45 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 43. 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 August Brownsville International Bridges’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 China, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Guatemala. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, India, China, Germany and Malaysia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 32.93 percent to $11.17 billion.
    Exports rose 43.69 percent to $6.5 billion. Imports rose 20.37 percent to $4.67 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Africa rose 30.97 percent to $117.75 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 30.97 percent to $117.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 49.23 percent to $100.53 million.
    Exports rose 2797.41 percent to $10.83 million. Imports fell 54.61 percent to $89.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Malaysia fell 2.07 percent to $90.72 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 2.07 percent to $90.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Guatemala rose 142.32 percent to $87.49 million.
    Exports rose 158.69 percent to $87.49 million. There were no imports.

Brownsville International Bridges’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 94.95 percent of its trade with the world.

Brownsville International Bridges had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 61 through August. That compares with 21 surpluses and 62 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Mexico, $1.83 billion; Guatemala, $87.49 million; and Bahamas, $67.26 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with South Africa, $117.75 million; Malaysia, $90.72 million; and China, $78.88 million.

Through August its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; LNG, other petroleum gases; Computer chips; Motor vehicle parts; and Polyethers, epoxides, polyesters,, in that order. Those accounted for 51.76 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Digital storage devices; Computer parts; Misc. engines and motors, parts; and Seats, excluding barber, dental, accounting for 38.74 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Brownsville International Bridges’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 97.3 percent compared to last year to $2.31 billion.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 239.16 percent compared to last year to $1.22 billion.
  • Computer chips fell 14.13 percent compared to last year to $306.21 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 8.38 percent compared to last year to $221.38 million.
  • Polyethers, epoxides, polyesters, rose 58.45 percent compared to last year to $140.54 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 17.63 percent compared to last year to $827.63 million.
  • Digital storage devices rose 48.51 percent compared to last year to $811.86 million.
  • Computer parts rose 0.51 percent compared to last year to $393.06 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts fell 51.72 percent compared to last year to $203.67 million.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 24.07 percent compared to last year to $197.11 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.