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Port Laredo

Port Laredo’s trade totaled $19.49 billion for the month of November, $217.4 billion through November of 2018, and $214.72 billion for all of 2017, 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$211.8 B
2China$2.12 B
3Malaysia$769.15 M
4Thailand$402.63 M
5France$385.17 M
6Japan$366.27 M
7Germany$147.51 M
8Panama$121.25 M
9Canada$112.36 M
10South Korea$107.36 M

Overall Rank

Port Laredo’s trade increases 9.74 percent through November

Port Laredo’s trade with the world rose 9.74 percent, from $198.11 billion to $217.4 billion through the first 11 months of 2018 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 $3.86 trillion, with exports at $1.53 trillion and imports at $2.33 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 8.64 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.46 percent and imports rose 8.77 percent.

Port Laredo ranked No. 2 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through November of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 2. It finished No. 2 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through November Port Laredo’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 France . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 10.01 percent to $211.8 billion.
    Exports rose 6.85 percent to $93.05 billion. Imports rose 12.62 percent to $118.75 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 0.75 percent to $2.12 billion.
    Exports rose 18.04 percent to $948,808. Imports fell 0.76 percent to $2.12 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Malaysia fell 17.14 percent to $769.15 million.
    Exports rose 417.89 percent to $1.64 million. Imports fell 17.29 percent to $767.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Thailand fell 18.63 percent to $402.63 million.
    Exports rose 73.01 percent to $935,517. Imports fell 18.73 percent to $401.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 226.2 percent to $385.17 million.
    Exports fell 14.98 percent to $158,697. Imports rose 226.58 percent to $385.01 million.

Port Laredo’s top five trading partners through November accounted for 99.11 percent of its trade with the world.

Port Laredo had trade surpluses with 43 countries and deficits with 107 through November. That compares with 52 surpluses and 107 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through November of this year were with Panama, $120.86 million; Saudi Arabia, $2.23 million; and United Arab Emirates, $1.56 million. The top three deficits through November of this year were with Mexico, $25.7 billion; China, $2.12 billion; and Malaysia, $765.87 million.

Through November it’s top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Diesel engines; Gasoline, other fuels; Cell phones, related equipment; and Engine parts, in that order. Those accounted for 22.35 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicle parts; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Cell phones, related equipment; Tractors; and Computers, accounting for 39.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port Laredo’s exports:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 5.11 percent compared to last year to $11.18 billion.
  • Diesel engines rose 22.58 percent compared to last year to $3.88 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 66.64 percent compared to last year to $2.22 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 6.02 percent compared to last year to $1.89 billion.
  • Engine parts fell 0.39 percent compared to last year to $1.67 billion.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 11.86 percent compared to last year to $15 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 21.77 percent compared to last year to $12.63 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 9.82 percent compared to last year to $7.95 billion.
  • Tractors rose 43.48 percent compared to last year to $7.34 billion.
  • Computers rose 50.32 percent compared to last year to $5.73 billion.

Last year Port Laredo posted total trade with the world of $199.88 billion. The Port’s deficit was $22.5 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $88.69 billion and imports came to $111.19 billion.