You are here: Home » Business Development » Trade Development & Marketing » Trade Statistics

Trade Statistics

Houston is a vibrant, growing, international city fueled by trade, which certainly shows in the Port of Houston Authority’s trade statistics. Use this page to learn more about the Port of Houston and its global connections. In-depth statistics are available near bottom of page.

Port of Houston Statistical Highlights

         2014

  • 1st ranked US port in foreign tonnage
  • 6th ranked US container port by total TEUs in 2014
  • Largest Texas port with 46% of market share by tonnage and 95% market share in containers by total TEUS in 2014
  • Largest Gulf Coast container port, handling 67% of US Gulf Coast container traffic in 2014
  • 2nd ranked US port in terms of total foreign cargo value (based on U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census)

      
         2013

  • 2nd ranked U.S. port in total tonnage

Sources: PHA Market Development, USACE Navigation Data Center (facts 1,2), Piers JOC, American Association of Port Authorities (facts 3, 4b, 5), U.S. Dept. of Commerce Bureau of Census, Customs Data from Census Bureau via USATradeOnline.com (facts 4a, 6)

Latest Monthly PHA Container TEUs - All Container Moves Incl. APM Houston

Houston TEUs* June 2015 May 2015 % Change YTD June 2015 YTD June 2014 % Change
Loaded Imports    68,880    85,448       -19%    448,106    344,022      30%
Loaded Exports    84,277    90,794        -7%    492,912    436,439       13%
Loaded Total  153,157  176,242       -13%    941,018    780,461       21%
Empty Imports      8,530    14,081       -39%     78,465    112,609      -30%
Empty Exports    17,804    22,548       -21%    110,610      67,190       65%
Empty Total    26,334    36,629       -28%    189,075    179,799        5%
Total  179,491  212,871       -16%   1,130,093    960,260       18%

Source: PHA Accounting, PHA Market Development
*PHA containers only. Chart last updated July 21, 2015

Statistical Data in Depth (Links to PDFs)

Questions and Comments?

Please email questions and comments about Port of Houston Authority statistics to PHA Market Development at tradedevelopmentinfo@poha.com.

Get Adobe Reader

The documents are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may obtain a free copy of the software.


 

The Port of Houston Authority

111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
Phone: 713-670-2400

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562

Connect with us:

 
×

Address

The Port of Houston Authority

111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
Phone: 713-670-2400

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562

Please send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.