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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 21 export by value totaled $1.04 billion for the month of March, $2.78 billion through March of 2019, and $12.03 billion for all of 2018, 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
1India$449.75 M
2Japan$356.71 M
3The Netherlands$318.35 M
4Brazil$289.44 M
5Ukraine$156.51 M
6South Korea$142.05 M
7Austria$124.24 M
8Croatia$98.93 M
9Italy$95.99 M
10Morocco$84.21 M
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U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes decreased 3.35 percent through March to $2.78 billion

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes decreased 3.35 percent from $2.88 billion to $2.78 billion through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 21 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 23 for the last full year with a total value of $12.03 billion, a $2.18 billion, 22.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Ukraine. The leading gateways were No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Ukraine. The leading gateways were No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $449,750,032
2Japan $356,712,066
3The Netherlands $318,349,112
4Brazil $289,441,503
5Ukraine $156,507,749
6South Korea $142,052,902
7Austria $124,242,235
8Croatia $98,933,928
9Italy $95,989,903
10Morocco $84,212,441

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $2,353,552,817
2Baltimore $622,860,959
3New Orleans $427,014,155
4Cleveland $71,439,534
5Seattle $71,060,858
6San Francisco $67,113,520
7Buffalo $62,705,555
8Los Angeles $36,265,164
9Laredo $25,009,454
10Houston $22,654,037

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston fell 8.55 percent compared to last year to $1.66 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 26.93 percent compared to last year to $690.99 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 45.51 percent compared to last year to $126.87 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 49.71 percent compared to last year to $73.84 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 46.88 percent compared to last year to $51.62 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 India decreased $59.59 million, 11.7 percent, (16.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $35.91 million, 11.19 percent, (12.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $140.93 million, 79.43 percent, (11.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil decreased $33.62 million, 10.41 percent, (10.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ukraine decreased $5.91 million, 3.64 percent, (5.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.51 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.57 billion of the $2.78 billion total.

All totaled, 93.76 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $2.61 billion of the $2.78 billion total