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Annual trade between Houston and 221 countries valued nearly $196.9 billion in ’20.
Published on 11/1/21
Top Trading Partners '20

•    The Houston-Galveston Customs District recorded trade valued at $196.9 billion for ’20, down 16.5 percent from $235.8 billion in ’19. Houston’s top 20 trade partners were responsible for 72.3 percent, or $142.3 billion, of the region’s foreign trade in ’20. 
•    China is Houston’s largest trading partner, accounting for 9.8 percent of Houston’s total trade in ’20.
•    In ’20, Houston was the largest U.S. customs district based on vessel weight, ahead of New Orleans and Los Angeles, and the second largest based on vessel value, behind Los Angeles.

International Business
$234.0 billion

Houston's total trade valued $196.9 billion in '20


Houston traded with 221 countries in '20

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