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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

         2015

  • 1st ranked US port in foreign tonnage
  • 6th ranked US container port by total TEUs in 2015
  • Largest Texas port with 44% of market share by tonnage and 95% market share in containers by total TEUS in 2015
  • Largest Gulf Coast container port, handling 68% of US Gulf Coast container traffic in 2015
  • 2nd ranked US port in terms of total foreign cargo value (based on U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census)

      
         2014

  • 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* Mar 2016 Feb 2016 % Change YTD Mar 2016 YTD Mar 2015 % Change
Loaded Imports    62,628    64,395        -3%      192,219   208,572      -8%
Loaded Exports    86,832    76,551       13%      230,477   221,394       4%
Loaded Total  149,460  140,946         6%      422,696   429,966       -2%
Empty Imports    19,876    17,436       14%        49,827     38,495      29%
Empty Exports    12,868    13,266       -3%        38,116     56,597      -33%
Empty Total    32,744    30,702       7%        87,943     95,092      -8%
Total  182,204  171,648        6%      510,639   525,058      -3%

Source: PHA Accounting, PHA Market Development
*PHA containers only. Chart last updated April 14, 2016.

Statistical Data in Depth (Links to PDFs)

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