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Laredo's logistics = $253 Billion trading on the edgeLaredo's logistics = $253 Billion trading on the edgehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=30642014-09-16T08:28:00Z2014-09-16T00:00:00Z

LAREDO - Laredo’s trade with the world grew 5.87 percent to reach a record $253.15 billion in 2013, which propelled it past Houston and Detroit to the number three ranking in the nation, according to the City of Laredo’s 2014 Trade Numbers Report.

Laredo’s 2013 total imports were a record-setting $140.74 billion, the fourth greatest total in the nation behind Los Angeles, New York and Chicago and narrowly ahead of New Orleans.

Laredo’s total exports were a record $112.42 billion in 2013, and the Customs district ranked fifth nationally, as it has since 2007.

Top Ten Laredo Export Commodities*
Commodity 2013
Value
2012
Value
Chg.
Motor vehicle parts $12,545,939,351 $12,197,689,721 2.86%
Gasoline, other fuels $3,033,693,527 $2,664,574,348 13.85%
Cellular, landline phones, parts $2,928,423,572 $2,891,664,847 1.27%
Motor vehicles for transporting people $2,528,810,820 $2,811,740,882 -10.06%
Internal combustion piston engines,
including aircraft
$2,071,471,663 $1,585,066,339 30.69%
Plastics $1,864,491,790 $1,656,771,265 12.54%
Electrical supplies, apparatus,
less than 1000V
$1,634,655,931 $1,351,284,801 20.97%
Engine parts $1,444,488,706 $1,327,926,373 8.78%
Insulated wire, cable $1,421,856,196 $1,262,495,760 12.62%
Computer chips $1,414,408,714 $1,149,099,629 23.09%
Total Exports $112,415,410,270 $105,254,071,432 6.80%


*ranked by 2013 commodity value

Top Five Exporting Ports in the Laredo Customs District*
Port Total 2013
Export
Value
City of Laredo $83,034,611,281
Hidalgo $10,819,541,956
Brownsville $9,237,421,810
Eagle Pass $7,107,687,282
Del Rio $1,869,366,581


*ranked by 2013 export dollar value

See the full 2014 Trade Numbers Report.

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