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Figure 2-7 Top 25 U.S.-International Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2014

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NOTES: All data: Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments. (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500). Air: Data for all air gateways include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL, and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to U.S. Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, Cleveland, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage. To further protect data for individual couriers, data for Memphis is included with New Orleans and data for Louisville is included with Cleveland.

SOURCES: Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, October 2015; Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, October 2015; Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, North American TransBorder Freight Data, available at as of October 2015

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017