In 2021, pedestrian crossings into the United States were up 3.8% at the Douglas Port of Entry and 28.8% at the Naco port (compared to 2020).The increase follows a decline of more than 38% at both Cochise County ports in 2020, the first year of the COVID pandemic and related travel restrictions. In Douglas, pedestrian crossings in 2020 were at their lowest level since 2004, with the 2021 increase still leaving annual crossings at near-record lows. In Naco, crossings in 2020 were at their lowest level on record (with records back to 1996), but the 2021 rebound returned crossings to levels in line with those seen from 2010 to 2016.
The number of vehicle passengers was up 30.1% at the Douglas port in 2021, following a 44% COVID-related drop in 2020. Vehicle passengers at Naco were up 22.5% in 2021, after falling 42% in 2020. Despite the strong rebound in 2021, vehicle passenger crossings remained at near-record lows at both ports in 2021.
In 2021, the value of international trade (imports and exports) passing through Cochise County's two ports of entry (Douglas and Naco) totaled $2.9 billion, up 27.3% from 2020. Exports totaled $1.2 billion (up 17.7%) while imports came in at $1.7 billion (up 35.3%).
The Douglas port, which accounts for the vast majority of imports and exports through Cochise County, saw a 27.5% increase in trade volume (exports up 18%, imports up 35.1%), while the much smaller Naco port saw a 17.7% increase in trade volume (exports up 11.2%, imports up 65.3%).