Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: LNG, other petroleum gases

LNG, other petroleum gases, the No. 7 export by value totaled $2.15 billion for the month of May, $13.31 billion through May of 2020, and $30.52 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Mexico$2.24 B
2Japan$2.07 B
3South Korea$1.1 B
4Canada$833.76 M
5Spain$706.31 M
6The Netherlands$526.74 M
7France$526 M
8United Kingdom$524.22 M
9Turkey$494.97 M
10China$430.26 M
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U.S. exports of LNG, other petroleum gases increased 8.14 percent through May to $13.31 billion

U.S. exports of LNG, other petroleum gases increased 8.14 percent from $12.31 billion to $13.31 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 7 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 9 for the last full year with a total value of $30.52 billion, a $2.15 billion, 7.58 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina, No. 3 Port of Freeport, Texas, No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La., No. 3 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas and No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 8.56 percent compared to last year to $2.93 billion.
  • Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina totaled $2.37 billion. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 64.01 percent compared to last year to $1.63 billion.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 8.97 percent compared to last year to $1.04 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 88.92 percent compared to last year to $959.79 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 from No. 1 Mexico increased $756.82 million, 14.1 percent, (46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Japan increased $710.85 million, 13.73 percent, (44.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 South Korea decreased $449.41 million, 14.99 percent, (19.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada decreased $61.49 million, 2.46 percent, (18.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Spain increased $837.38 million, 165.53 percent, (10.09 percent market share).

All totaled, 60.1 percent of all these LNG, other petroleum gases exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $18.35 billion of the $30.52 billion total.

All totaled, 67.12 percent of all these LNG, other petroleum gases exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $8.94 billion of the $13.31 billion total