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Current RankAmong U.S. airports, seaports, border crossings
Eagle Pass’s total trade with the world was $2.83 billion in April, a change of 156.74 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 69.74 percent and the change in imports was 222.89 percent. Eagle Pass ranked No. 32 among U.S. trade partners in April. It had ranked No. 48 for the same month last year.
Eagle Pass’s top three exports by value in April were (1) Soybeans, (2) Corn, and (3) Gasoline, other fuels. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Commercial vehicles, (2) Beer, and (3) Passenger vehicles. By tonnage, Eagle Pass’s top three exports were (1) Insulated wire, cable, (2) Soybeans, and (3) Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Soybeans, (2) Veg Parchment, Greaseproof Papers Etc, Rolls 4806, and (3) Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins.
|2||Gasoline, other fuels||$338.7 million|
|4||Soybean oilcake||$174.9 million|
|5||Misc. iron and steel articles||$159.1 million|
|8||Chemical compounds||$99.3 million|
|9||Lactose, caramel, misc. sugars||$95.5 million|
|10||Passenger vehicles||$81.2 million|
|1||Commercial vehicles||$3.4 billion|
|3||Passenger vehicles||$908.8 million|
|4||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$216.9 million|
|5||Refrigerators, freezers||$179.8 million|
|6||Motor vehicle parts||$169.5 million|
|7||Insulated wire, cable||$151 million|
|8||Iron and steel springs||$140.7 million|
|9||Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit||$113.8 million|
|10||Misc. fermented beverages||$71.2 million|
Eagle Pass’s trade increases 26.75 percent through April
Eagle Pass’s trade with the world rose 26.75 percent, from $8.44 billion to $10.7 billion through the first four 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 $1.41 trillion, with exports at $547.55 billion and imports at $862.78 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 15.04 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 11.41 percent and imports rose 17.46 percent.
Eagle Pass ranked No. 31 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through April of 2021. During the same period of 2020 it ranked No. 34. It finished No. 32 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 April Eagle Pass’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Japan, Canada, Thailand and China, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 27.11 percent to $10.67 billion.
Exports rose 46.74 percent to $3.34 billion. Imports rose 19.79 percent to $7.33 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 31.68 percent to $11.7 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 31.68 percent to $11.7 million.
- Trade with No. 3 China rose 26.81 percent to $8.68 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 27.04 percent to $8.68 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Taiwan fell 2.14 percent to $2.83 million.
There were no exports. Imports fell 2.14 percent to $2.83 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Japan fell 88.78 percent to $2.13 million.
There were no exports. Imports fell 85.64 percent to $2.13 million.
Eagle Pass’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 99.96 percent of its trade with the world.
Eagle Pass had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with 39 through April. That compares with one surpluses and 37 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Afghanistan, $10,652; Ireland, $0; and Chile, $0. The top three deficits through April of this year were with Mexico, $3.98 billion; Canada, $11.7 million; and China, $8.68 million.
Through April its top exports were Soybeans; Gasoline, other fuels; Corn; Soybean oilcake; and Misc. iron and steel articles, in that order. Those accounted for 38.59 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Commercial vehicles; Beer; Passenger vehicles; Seats, excluding barber, dental; and Refrigerators, freezers, accounting for 78.36 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Eagle Pass’s exports:
- Soybeans rose 26.39 percent compared to last year to $379.71 million.
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 144.84 percent compared to last year to $338.75 million.
- Corn rose 73.13 percent compared to last year to $237.83 million.
- Soybean oilcake rose 52.09 percent compared to last year to $174.95 million.
- Misc. iron and steel articles rose 891.82 percent compared to last year to $159.11 million.
On the import side:
- Commercial vehicles rose 31.61 percent compared to last year to $3.37 billion.
- Beer rose 11.21 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
- Passenger vehicles rose 14.56 percent compared to last year to $908.81 million.
- Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 103.89 percent compared to last year to $216.92 million.
- Refrigerators, freezers rose 61.23 percent compared to last year to $179.81 million.
Last year Eagle Pass posted total trade with the world of $28.13 billion. The Port’s deficit was $12.99 billion. Exports totaled $7.57 billion and imports came to $20.56 billion.