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

Exports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 22 export by value totaled $952.06 million for the month of December, $12.03 billion through December 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$1.67 B
2Japan$1.24 B
3Brazil$1.19 B
4The Netherlands$1.13 B
5Ukraine$802.79 M
6South Korea$615.57 M
7Canada$601.71 M
8Turkey$403.61 M
9United Kingdom$387.46 M
10Italy$383.01 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.03 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $7,154,979,311
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,234,918,421
3Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $539,806,344
4Port of New Orleans $509,145,097
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $315,273,300
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $238,822,249
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $220,788,978
8Port of Toledo, Ohio $176,854,816
9Port of Stockton, Calif. $133,505,674
10Port of Long Beach $119,220,112

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes increased 22.09 percent through December to $12.03 billion

U.S. exports of Coal, briquettes increased 22.09 percent from $9.86 billion to $12.03 billion in 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 December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 24 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $1,665,796,892
2Japan $1,239,677,925
3Brazil $1,193,664,092
4The Netherlands $1,125,636,800
5Ukraine $802,790,422
6South Korea $615,574,534
7Canada $601,707,118
8Turkey $403,607,672
9United Kingdom $387,457,020
10Italy $383,008,394

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NORFOLK/MOBILE/CHARLESTON $3,554,029,982
2BALTIMORE, MD $901,623,280
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $642,520,270
4SEATTLE, WA $115,703,856
5SAN FRANCISCO, CA $107,269,408
6CLEVELAND, OH $95,541,696
7BUFFALO, NY $57,959,032
8LOS ANGELES, CA $44,739,300
9HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $37,456,756
10LAREDO, TX $35,970,010

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston rose 18.79 percent compared to last year to $7.15 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 14.38 percent compared to last year to $2.23 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 23.4 percent compared to last year to $539.81 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 126.89 percent compared to last year to $509.15 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 59.77 percent compared to last year to $315.27 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 $592.97 million, 55.27 percent, (13.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $405.42 million, 48.6 percent, (10.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Brazil increased $193.43 million, 19.34 percent, (9.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $429.53 million, 61.7 percent, (9.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ukraine increased $140.12 million, 21.15 percent, (6.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.09 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $6.03 billion of the $12.03 billion total.

All totaled, 89.36 percent of all these Coal, briquettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $10.75 billion of the $12.03 billion total