What is the importance of U.S. exports through Arizona’s BPOE?
The dynamics of commodity flows through Arizona’s border ports of entry reflect the composite effects of both the trade between Arizona and Mexico, and that between Mexico, Canada, and other U.S. states that use Arizona’s border ports for export of their goods to Mexico. Also reflected in commodity flow dynamics are the effects of the physical and human infrastructure capacity of border ports of entry, which affect general cross border flow, and wait times in particular. Among Arizona’s six border ports of entry, Nogales facilitates the largest volume, and value of U.S. exports to Mexico. San Luis is distant second, followed by Douglas.
What is measured?
This indicator includes U.S. exports to Mexico that are shipped through Arizona’s border ports of entry. Data include all commodities that originate in Arizona, together with exports from other U.S. states. U.S. exports to Mexico are shown by value as they pass through each of Arizona's border ports of entry. Totals for AZ BPOE reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in this category include Tucson and Phoenix, as they serve to facilitate exports to Mexico by air freight.
How competitive are Arizona’s BPOE?
To gauge Arizona’s relative competitiveness in the U.S.-Mexico border region, data are compared with a selected number of major ports of entry in Texas and California. Values expressed as percentage change allow for comparison of commodity flow dynamics at individual ports, as well as for the state as a whole.
The table on this page summarizes southbound commodity flows to Mexico via Arizona and other major Border Ports of Entry on a monthly basis. Data are updated following release by the U.S. Census Bureau via USA Trade Online. Click on any title to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.
U.S. Census Bureau obtained via USA Trade Online
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