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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 630 export by value totaled $15.1 million for the month of October, $138.89 million through October of 2018, and $114.53 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$72.81 M
2Costa Rica$14.64 M
3Mexico$13.14 M
4Dominican Republic$8.41 M
5Chile$4.1 M
6The Netherlands$2.5 M
7Singapore$2.24 M
8Egypt$2.18 M
9Bahamas$1.53 M
10Jamaica$1.36 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $138.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $54,736,529
2Port of New Orleans $32,261,886
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $7,603,735
4Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $7,095,004
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,543,181
6Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $5,100,000
7Port of Houston $3,851,910
8Port of Los Angeles $3,820,745
9Port Everglades, Fla. $2,979,367
10Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $2,410,904

U.S. exports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 51.01 percent through October to $138.89 million

U.S. exports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 51.01 percent from $91.98 million to $138.89 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 630 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 709 for the last full year with a total value of $114.53 million, a $26.79 million, 30.54 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $72,814,329
2Costa Rica $14,641,426
3Mexico $13,144,432
4Dominican Republic $8,413,966
5Chile $4,104,965
6The Netherlands $2,495,332
7Singapore $2,243,863
8Egypt $2,176,053
9Bahamas $1,534,199
10Jamaica $1,362,008

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $3,572,246
2New Orleans $2,295,027
3Mobile $1,000,000
4Miami $906,384
5San Francisco $882,356
6Houston $848,928
7Los Angeles $842,046
8Great Falls, Mont. $737,792
9Laredo $192,972
10Charleston $151,668

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 38.63 percent compared to last year to $54.74 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 1165.17 percent compared to last year to $32.26 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 442.16 percent compared to last year to $7.6 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 11.58 percent compared to last year to $7.1 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 21.33 percent compared to last year to $5.54 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $16.2 million, 28.62 percent, (52.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Costa Rica increased $12.19 million, 497.61 percent, (10.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $9.82 million, 294.86 percent, (9.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Dominican Republic increased $6.47 million, 331.95 percent, (6.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Chile increased $3.53 million, 610.19 percent, (2.96 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.45 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $113.12 million of the $138.89 million total.

All totaled, 77.21 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $107.24 million of the $138.89 million total