July 2014

Laredo Top Trading Partners

Total trade: $160.68 billion

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Mexico $154,773,593,900
2 China $2,133,302,458
3 Malaysia $524,455,286
4 Japan $410,827,388
5 Thailand $291,701,613
6 Nicaragua $263,417,687
7 Germany $193,774,000
8 United Kingdom $178,342,704
9 Canada $158,929,996
10 Panama $126,881,355

July 2014

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $2.29 trillion

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Canada $381,307,741,370
2 China $321,989,170,109
3 Mexico $308,189,315,257
4 Japan $116,749,981,065
5 Germany $99,625,146,664
6 South Korea $66,207,709,073
7 United Kingdom $62,664,262,410
8 France $46,163,203,319
9 Saudi Arabia $42,672,167,524
10 Brazil $41,794,807,252

Laredo’s trade increases 11.26 percent through July

Laredo’s trade with the world rose to $160.68 billion through seven months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.26 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Laredo’s exports increased 10.35 percent while imports rose 12.00 percent. Laredo’s deficit was $18.76 billion.

Through July 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 11.64 percent to $154.77 billion.
    Exports rose 10.25 percent to $70.5 billion. Imports rose 12.83 percent to $84.27 billion.
  • Trade with No.2 China fell 7.55 percent to $2.13 billion.
    Exports rose 242.15 percent to $25.12 million. Imports fell 8.35 percent to $2.11 billion.
  • Trade with No.3 Malaysia rose 5.70 percent to $524.46 million.
    Exports fell 68.25 percent to $287,247. Imports rose 5.84 percent to $524.17 million.
  • Trade with No.4 Japan rose 34.03 percent to $410.83 million.
    Exports rose 202.73 percent to $7.84 million. Imports rose 32.59 percent to $402.99 million.
  • Trade with No.5 Thailand rose 5.30 percent to $291.7 million.
    Exports rose 151.17 percent to $212,089. Imports rose 5.26 percent to $291.49 million.

Laredo’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 98.41 percent of its trade with the world. The U.S. average for the same time period was 53.68 percent.

Laredo had trade surpluses with 40 countries and deficits with 103 through July. That compares with 47 surpluses and 98 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with Panama, $120.45 million; Switzerland, $76.22 million; and Guatemala, $52.22 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Mexico, $13.78 billion; China, $2.08 billion; and Malaysia, $523.88 million.

July 2014

Top Exports from Laredo

Total Exports: $70.96 billion

Rank Commodity Total YTD
1 Motor vehicle parts $7,228,567,056
2 Internal combustion piston engines, including airc $2,093,302,934
3 Gasoline, other fuels $1,965,550,058
4 Landline, cellular phone equipment $1,666,847,583
5 Motor vehicles for transporting people $1,315,676,824
6 Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons $1,199,115,620
7 Plastics $1,140,324,466
8 Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V $1,087,848,182
9 Insulated wire, cable $933,025,959
10 Engine parts $920,747,376

July 2014

Top Imports to Laredo

Total Imports: $89.72 billion

Rank Commodity Total YTD
1 Motor vehicle parts $9,343,050,435
2 Commercial vehicles $8,103,706,032
3 Motor vehicles for transporting people $4,983,986,347
4 Landline, cellular phone equipment $4,979,143,127
5 Tractors $3,857,989,302
6 Seats, excluding barber, dental $2,623,360,511
7 Insulated wire, cable $2,331,248,773
8 Air conditioning machines $1,722,919,145
9 Computers $1,653,183,646
10 Refrigerators, freezers $1,652,628,069

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.29 trillion, up 3.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 3.15 percent to $937.26 billion; imports climbed 3.35 percent to $1.35 trillion. The nation’s top five customs districts so far this year, by value, are Los Angeles, New York City, Laredo, Houston and Detroit. The overall trade deficit was $412.72 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $397.63 billion.

Laredo’s top five exports by value through July were Motor vehicle parts; Internal combustion piston engines, including airc; Gasoline, other fuels; Landline, cellular phone equipment; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, in that order. They accounted for 20.11 percent of total exports to Laredo.

Laredo’s top five imports by value through July were Motor vehicle parts; Commercial vehicles; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Landline, cellular phone equipment; and Tractors. They accounted for 34.85 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Laredo’s exports:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 4.91 percent compared to last year to $7.23 billion.
  • Internal combustion piston engines, including airc rose 148.81 percent compared to last year to $2.09 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 18.73 percent compared to last year to $1.97 billion.
  • Landline, cellular phone equipment rose 1.79 percent compared to last year to $1.67 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 6.95 percent compared to last year to $1.32 billion.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 12.78 percent compared to last year to $9.34 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 27.84 percent compared to last year to $8.1 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 9.67 percent compared to last year to $4.98 billion.
  • Landline, cellular phone equipment rose 3.41 percent compared to last year to $4.98 billion.
  • Tractors rose 35.79 percent compared to last year to $3.86 billion.

For the same period last year, the Laredo Customs district posted total trade with the world of $144.42 billion. The district’s deficit was $15.8 billion. At the end of the year, the Customs district’s top five trading partners were Mexico, China, Malaysia, Japan and Thailand. Exports totaled $64.31 billion and imports came to $80.11 billion.