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Annual trade between Houston and 220 countries valued over $234.0 billion in ’18.
Published on 5/17/19
Top Trading Partners '18
  • The Houston-Galveston Customs District recorded trade valued at $234.0 billion for ’18, up 21.9 percent from $192.0 billion in ’17. Houston’s top 20 trade partners were responsible for 71.2 percent, or $166.6 billion, of the region’s foreign trade in ’18. 
  • Mexico is Houston’s largest trading partner, accounting for 10.6 percent of Houston’s total trade in ’18.
  • In ’18, 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.

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Melissa Verhoef
Analyst, Research

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research


International Business
$234.0 billion

Houston total trade valued $234.0 billion in '18


Houston traded with 220 countries in '18

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