Texas' Ports of EntryEconomic Impact 2018

Ports of entry within the state of Texas accounted for nearly $740 billion in international trade in 2018. Texas has 29 official ports of entry that serve as critical gateways to global trade. A variety of these ports and their economic impacts are featured below. Each port, whether an airport, land port or seaport, serves many domestic and international economic activities across multiple industries. Each Texas port plays a distinctive role in the state’s transportation network and contributes to the state and local economies.

View the 2016 economic analysis of Texas’ ports »

Watch a video of Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s 2016 tour of Texas ports.


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