No. 1 Inland Port along US-Mexico Border
The Port of Laredo is the number 1 inland port along the US-Mexico border and rank No. 2 in the nation with $231.58 billion in imports and exports in 2019 according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.
- Approximately 4,044,308 trucks crossed the border in 2019 north and south bound
- Home to 220 freight forwarders, 274 trucking companies, and 120 U.S. Customs Brokers
- 1 Rail Bridge and 4 vehicle bridges: 2 for commercial, 3 for private vehicles
- Goods shipped through Laredo travel to more than 60 countries
LAREDO’S TRADE DECREASES 1.31 PERCENT IN 2019.
Port Laredo’s trade with the world fell 1.31 percent, from $234.66 billion to $231.58 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.
In 2019, the nation’s total trade was $4.14 trillion, with exports at $1.65 trillion and imports at $2.49 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.46 percent compared to 2018. Exports fell 1.13 percent and imports fell 1.67 percent.
Port Laredo ranked No. 2 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings in 2019.
The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — in 2019, by value, were Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In 2019 Port Laredo’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Malaysia. In 2018, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Malaysia, Thailand and France, respectively.