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The San Diego and Mexico border is a hotbed for trade

The Tijuana and San Diego border is one of busiest international crossings in the world.

March 02, 2020
  • According to SANDAG, the number of truck crossings and the import/export values into San Diego from Mexico has been on the rise. The increase in truck crossings is due to the growth of both manufacturing and distribution industries, which averages 2,800 truck crossings per day.
  • Over the last 5-years, total truck and shipping crossings into San Diego from Mexico grew by 18.8 percent. Despite current trade tension, the distribution industry has continued to expand. This directly impacts the industrial product for markets on each side where vacancy is extremely tight, at 2.6 percent in South County San Diego and 2.5 percent in Tijuana.
  • In 2018, the trucking import/export total amount of goods that passed through these crossings grew by 20.2 percent from 2015. Truck crossings and shipping values are expected to continue growing, as SANDAG plans to build an additional crossing just for commercial vehicles to supplement the robust transportation between markets

 

Source: JLL Research