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

Exports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 23 export by value totaled $691.08 million for the month of July, $6.31 billion through July 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$852.2 M
2Japan$789.89 M
3Brazil$668.1 M
4The Netherlands$652.35 M
5Ukraine$451.73 M
6South Korea$317.25 M
7Canada$283.48 M
8Austria$241.05 M
9Egypt$231.2 M
10Croatia$194.55 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.31 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $3,759,278,115
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,371,096,897
3Port of New Orleans $284,462,392
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $165,181,469
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $139,211,103
6Port of Stockton, Calif. $107,853,819
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $91,881,146
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $87,935,222
9Port of Toledo, Ohio $76,648,678
10Port of Long Beach $64,057,056

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes decreased 10.36 percent through July to $6.31 billion

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes decreased 10.36 percent from $7.04 billion to $6.31 billion through the first seven 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 23 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 22 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 July 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 New Orleans, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $852,202,612
2Japan $789,887,823
3Brazil $668,095,081
4The Netherlands $652,354,539
5Ukraine $451,734,173
6South Korea $317,253,759
7Canada $283,475,264
8Austria $241,046,660
9Egypt $231,203,474
10Croatia $194,552,342

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston fell 11.65 percent compared to last year to $3.76 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 3.15 percent compared to last year to $1.37 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 24.97 percent compared to last year to $284.46 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 1.42 percent compared to last year to $165.18 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 55.94 percent compared to last year to $139.21 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 $236.46 million, 21.72 percent, (13.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $106.75 million, 15.63 percent, (12.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Brazil decreased $32.41 million, 4.63 percent, (10.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $124.41 million, 23.57 percent, (10.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ukraine increased $9.69 million, 2.19 percent, (7.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.12 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $3.41 billion of the $6.31 billion total.

All totaled, 90.66 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $5.72 billion of the $6.31 billion total