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Top 25 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2014



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). Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Air: Data for all air

gateways are reported at the port level and 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 Bureau of Census confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in

the airport totals for JFK International Airport, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Anchorage, and Cleveland.


This map is included in the Freight Facts and Figures: 2015 publication. 


Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, April 2016. Land: U.S. Department

of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, North American Transborder Freight Data, available at as of April 2016. Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center,

special tabulation, October 2015