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Exhibit 17

South Texas Truck Trade with Mexico, 2004-2007 (In thousands)

Port 2004 2005 2006 2007
Laredo $63,985,424 $66,825,760 $78,502,346 $82,637,671
Hidalgo $15,863,990 $18,242,670 $19,940,728 $21,687,869
Brownsville $9,800,070 $10,415,716 $11,177,461 $11,550,517
Eagle Pass $4,098,505 $4,283,099 $4,598,952 $4,830,991
Del Rio $2,797,043 $3,038,457 $3,113,976 $3,219,973
Rio Grande City $220,912 $234,076 $372,714 $348,311
Progresso $142,543 $135,429 $218,696 $288,052
Roma $79,343 $77,708 $141,118 $171,442
Total South Texas $96,987,831 $103,252,915 $118,065,990 $124,734,826

Note: Numbers may not total due to rounding.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation–Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Exhibit 18

South Texas Rail Trade with Mexico, 2004-2007 (In thousands)

Port 2004 2005 2006 2007
Laredo $25,398,735 $26,626,769 $25,224,937 $27,316,593
Hidalgo $2,758,847 $3,388,990 $6,634,602 $7,189,979
Brownsville $787,761 $924,944 $1,198,117 $1,353,422
Eagle Pass $2,020 $6,801 $3,867 $1,062
Del Rio $80 $51 $647
Rio Grande City $48 $159 $463 $290
Progresso $50 $404 $184
Roma
Total South Texas $28,947,541 $30,948,117 $33,062,170 $35,861,993

Note: Numbers may not total due to rounding.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation–Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Exhibit 19

Port of Corpus Christi Cargo Volume, 2006 (In million tons)

Imports were 45.3 million tons, domestic trade was 23.8 million tons and exports were 8.4 million tons.

Source: American Association of Port Authorities.

International Bridge Toll Booth, Laredo, Texas

PHOTO: Craig Steiner

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