Gasoline, other fuels

U.S. imports of Gasoline, other fuels increased 18 percent through December to $46.26 billion

U.S. imports of Gasoline, other fuels increased 18 percent from $39.27 billion to $46.26 billion in 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked No. 8 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 8 for the last full year, with a total value of $39.27 billion, a $9.98 billion, 20 percent decrease over the 2015 total.

Through December of this year, the top five sources of U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 India and No. 5 United Kingdom. The top five Customs districts from which the imports entered the U.S. through December were No. 1 New York City, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles and No. 5 Boston.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Gasoline, other fuels were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 India and No. 5 South Korea. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts for imports were No. 1 New York City, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New Orleans, No. 4 Boston and No. 5 Los Angeles.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Canada $9,951,846,615
2 Russia $6,659,673,769
3 South Korea $2,799,422,256
4 India $2,509,108,806
5 United Kingdom $2,435,048,294
6 Algeria $2,348,513,434
7 Belgium $1,472,545,191
8 The Netherlands $1,454,710,969
9 Mexico $1,243,626,907
10 Spain $1,237,894,648

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New York City $9,238,268,058
2 Houston $6,417,325,902
3 New Orleans $5,349,959,483
4 Los Angeles $3,758,596,419
5 Boston $3,680,975,053
6 San Juan $3,008,745,710
7 Portland, Maine $2,005,544,348
8 San Francisco $1,549,364,761
9 Providence, R.I. $1,298,559,932
10 Philadelphia $1,055,818,250

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Canada increased $2.54 billion, 34.32 percent. Of the total, 21.51 percent arrived from Canada.
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia increased $92.7 million, 1.41 percent. Of the total, 14.4 percent arrived from Russia.
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $610.27 million, 27.88 percent. Of the total, 6.05 percent arrived from South Korea.
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $155.25 million, 6.6 percent. Of the total, 5.42 percent arrived from India.
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $125.76 million, 4.91 percent. Of the total, 5.26 percent arrived from United Kingdom.

All totaled, 53 percent of all these Gasoline, other fuels imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $24.36 billion of the $46.26 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US imports to No. 1 New York City increased $359.18 million, 4.05 percent. Of the total, 19.97 percent shipped to New York City.
  • US imports to No. 2 Houston increased $1.13 billion, 21.35 percent. Of the total, 13.87 percent shipped to Houston.
  • US imports to No. 3 New Orleans increased $1.3 billion, 31.94 percent. Of the total, 11.56 percent shipped to New Orleans.
  • US imports to No. 4 Los Angeles increased $1.14 billion, 43.8 percent. Of the total, 8.12 percent shipped to Los Angeles.
  • US imports to No. 5 Boston increased $629.57 million, 20.63 percent. Of the total, 7.96 percent shipped to Boston.

All totaled 61 percent of all these Gasoline, other fuels imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $28.45 billion of the $46.26 billion total.