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

         2013

  • 1st ranked US port in foreign tonnage
  • 7th ranked US container port by total TEUs in 2013
  • Largest Texas port with 46% of market share by tonnage and 95% market share in containers by total TEUS in 2013
  • Largest Gulf Coast container port, handling 66% of US Gulf Coast container traffic in 2013
  • 2nd ranked US port in terms of cargo value  waterborne (based on U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census)

      
         2012

  • 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 2014 May 2014 % Change YTD June 2014 YTD June 2013 % Change
Loaded Imports    60,636    66,659       -9%  344,022  302,099      14%
Loaded Exports    76,244    75,038         2%  436,439  455,533      -4%
Loaded Total  136,880  141,607        -3%  780,461  757,632       3%
Empty Imports    19,990    15,059       33%  112,609  166,781     -32%
Empty Exports    15,550    14,660         6%    67,190    54,153       24%
Empty Total    35,540    29,719        20%  179,799  220,934     -19%
Total  172,420  171,416          1%  960,566  978,566        -2%

Source: PHA Accounting, PHA Market Development
*PHA containers only. Chart last updated July 10, 2014

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.