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

Exports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 22 export by value totaled $1.15 billion for the month of October, $10.1 billion through October of 2018, and $9.86 billion 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
1India$1.42 B
2Japan$1.06 B
3Brazil$935.08 M
4The Netherlands$911.69 M
5Ukraine$654.78 M
6South Korea$543.25 M
7Canada$478.68 M
8Turkey$381.73 M
9Italy$331.18 M
10Germany$320.34 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $5,997,990,929
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,924,257,773
3Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $467,227,880
4Port of New Orleans $378,653,776
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $259,765,812
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $211,450,534
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $186,842,266
8Port of Toledo, Ohio $128,769,569
9Port of Stockton, Calif. $105,702,228
10Port of Long Beach $96,570,197

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes increased 23.95 percent through October to $10.1 billion

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes increased 23.95 percent from $8.15 billion to $10.1 billion 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 22 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 25 for the last full year with a total value of $9.86 billion, a $5.47 billion, 124.86 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Brazil, 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 Toledo, Ohio and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $1,424,485,044
2Japan $1,058,531,609
3Brazil $935,078,954
4The Netherlands $911,690,177
5Ukraine $654,776,269
6South Korea $543,248,297
7Canada $478,681,472
8Turkey $381,728,097
9Italy $331,179,711
10Germany $320,343,293

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $1,196,564,435
2Baltimore $312,200,311
3New Orleans $189,997,658
4Seattle $43,670,348
5San Francisco $33,314,415
6Cleveland $23,354,287
7Houston $18,723,839
8Los Angeles $13,567,634
9Laredo $11,909,418
10Buffalo $7,198,067

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:

  • Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston rose 17.5 percent compared to last year to $6 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 21.07 percent compared to last year to $1.92 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 43.53 percent compared to last year to $467.23 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 124.95 percent compared to last year to $378.65 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 82.69 percent compared to last year to $259.77 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 increased $609.63 million, 74.81 percent, (14.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $359.58 million, 51.44 percent, (10.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Brazil increased $133.4 million, 16.64 percent, (9.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $328.32 million, 56.28 percent, (9.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ukraine increased $149.44 million, 29.57 percent, (6.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.36 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.98 billion of the $10.1 billion total.

All totaled, 89.4 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $9.03 billion of the $10.1 billion total