May 8, 2023 / Modified may 9, 2023 6:07 p.m.

Value of trade at Cochise ports drops

More than $1 billion dollars in goods still came across.

Raúl Castro Crossing hero The port of entry in Douglas, Arizona in April 2016.
Steve Riggs, AZPM

The international trade value through Cochise County’s two ports of entry is down according to a recent report by Cochise Economy.

The report shows that in 2022, the value of international trade coming through the county’s two ports of entry in Douglas and Naco totaled at $2.6 billion, which is an 11.9% decrease in comparison to 2021.

The total value of imports saw the largest decrease of 13.9% in comparison to 2021, as their 2022 value came in at $1.5 billion. Exports saw a 9.1% decrease and had a total value of $1.1 billion.

While the Douglas Port of Entry is the largest of the two ports in Cochise County, its trade volume declined by 12.6%, with exports being down 9.5% and imports being down by 14.7%.

However, trade volume at the Naco Port of Entry is up. The smaller port saw a 14.6% increase in trade volume in 2022, with exports sliding down by 1.1% but imports sky-rocketing by 91.1%.

Cochise Economy is an economic data website created in partnership with Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group (SAEDG) and the Arizona G&T Cooperatives.

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