June 2015

Laredo Top Trading Partners

Total trade: $141.16 billion

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Mexico $135,812,492,949
2 China $1,932,046,010
3 Malaysia $538,546,091
4 Japan $392,571,545
5 Thailand $292,334,670
6 Panama $176,213,163
7 Nicaragua $165,566,805
8 Germany $155,869,700
9 Canada $120,582,823
10 Vietnam $114,229,108

June 2015

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $1.87 trillion

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Canada $293,660,176,638
2 China $282,574,276,904
3 Mexico $262,455,275,962
4 Japan $99,010,701,997
5 Germany $85,343,601,334
6 South Korea $59,095,426,298
7 United Kingdom $57,792,502,274
8 France $38,488,256,624
9 India $34,066,422,814
10 Taiwan $33,573,304,257

Laredo’s trade increases 3.39 percent through June

Laredo’s trade with the world rose to $141.16 billion through six months of 2015, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.39 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Laredo’s exports increased 0.77 percent while imports rose 5.46 percent. Laredo’s deficit was $19.49 billion.

Through June the district's top five trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Thailand compared to the same period last year when the top five were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Thailand, respectively

Taking a closer look at the leading trade partners with Laredo:

  • Trade with No.1 Mexico rose 3.25 percent to $135.81 billion.
    Exports rose 0.69 percent to $60.4 billion. Imports rose 5.4 percent to $75.41 billion.
  • Trade with No.2 China rose 5.12 percent to $1.93 billion.
    Exports fell 67.91 percent to $7.73 million. Imports rose 6.09 percent to $1.92 billion.
  • Trade with No.3 Malaysia rose 24.15 percent to $538.55 million.
    Exports fell 19.42 percent to $209,754. Imports rose 24.18 percent to $538.34 million.
  • Trade with No.4 Japan rose 14.67 percent to $392.57 million.
    Exports fell 76.87 percent to $1.79 million. Imports rose 16.78 percent to $390.78 million.
  • Trade with No.5 Thailand rose 21.16 percent to $292.33 million.
    Exports rose 55.21 percent to $265,572. Imports rose 21.14 percent to $292.07 million.

Laredo’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 98.45 percent of its trade with the world. The U.S. average for the same time period was 54.69 percent.

Laredo had trade surpluses with 47 countries and deficits with 108 through June. That compares with 39 surpluses and 98 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Panama, $166.12 million; Switzerland, $84.39 million; and Guatemala, $39.81 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Mexico, $15.01 billion; China, $1.92 billion; and Malaysia, $538.13 million.

June 2015

Top Exports from Laredo

Total Exports: $60.84 billion

Rank Commodity Total YTD
1 Motor vehicle parts $7,014,471,940
2 Landline, cellular phone equipment $1,423,100,955
3 Internal combustion piston engines, including airc $1,383,505,641
4 Gasoline, other fuels $1,310,422,875
5 Motor vehicles for transporting people $1,056,497,220
6 Plastics $930,998,314
7 Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V $898,661,303
8 Engine parts $852,537,228
9 Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons $835,622,205
10 Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks $823,287,622

June 2015

Top Imports to Laredo

Total Imports: $80.32 billion

Rank Commodity Total YTD
1 Motor vehicle parts $8,965,073,039
2 Commercial vehicles $7,210,272,361
3 Landline, cellular phone equipment $4,507,205,586
4 Motor vehicles for transporting people $4,315,024,237
5 Tractors $3,764,990,048
6 Seats, excluding barber, dental $2,408,720,682
7 Insulated wire, cable $2,229,659,808
8 Computers $1,511,433,368
9 Refrigerators, freezers $1,439,833,213
10 Air conditioning machines $1,404,935,581

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.87 trillion, down 4.04 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 5.38 percent to $760.72 billion; imports dropped 3.1 percent to $1.11 trillion. The nation’s top five customs districts so far this year, by value, are Los Angeles, New York City, Laredo, Detroit and Houston. The overall trade deficit was $349.16 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $341.47 billion.

Laredo’s top five exports by value through June were Motor vehicle parts; Landline, cellular phone equipment; Internal combustion piston engines, including airc; Gasoline, other fuels; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, in that order. They accounted for 20.03 percent of total exports to Laredo.

Laredo’s top five imports by value through June were Motor vehicle parts; Commercial vehicles; Landline, cellular phone equipment; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Tractors. They accounted for 35.81 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Laredo’s exports:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 14.07 percent compared to last year to $7.01 billion.
  • Landline, cellular phone equipment rose 3.68 percent compared to last year to $1.42 billion.
  • Internal combustion piston engines, including airc fell 21.29 percent compared to last year to $1.38 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 22.01 percent compared to last year to $1.31 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 1.62 percent compared to last year to $1.06 billion.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 11.96 percent compared to last year to $8.97 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 5.78 percent compared to last year to $7.21 billion.
  • Landline, cellular phone equipment rose 7.33 percent compared to last year to $4.51 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 3.81 percent compared to last year to $4.32 billion.
  • Tractors rose 16.65 percent compared to last year to $3.76 billion.

For the same period last year, the Laredo Customs district posted total trade with the world of $136.53 billion. The district’s deficit was $15.79 billion. At the end of the year, the Customs district’s top five trading partners were Mexico, China, Malaysia, Japan and Thailand. Exports totaled $60.37 billion and imports came to $76.16 billion.