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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

         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* May 2015 Apr 2015 % Change YTD May 2015 YTD May 2014 % Change
Loaded Imports    85,448    85,206         0%    379,226    283,386      34%
Loaded Exports    90,794    96,447        -6%    408,635    360,195       13%
Loaded Total  176,242  181,653        -3%    787,861    643,581       22%
Empty Imports    14,081    17,359       -19%     69,935      92,619      -24%
Empty Exports    22,548    13,661        65%     92,806      51,640       80%
Empty Total    36,629    31,020        18%    162,741     144,259       13%
Total  212,871  212,673          0%    950,602     787,840       21%

Source: PHA Accounting, PHA Market Development
*PHA containers only. Chart last updated June 15, 2015

Statistical Data in Depth (Links to PDFs)

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