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

Exports: Oil

Oil, the No. 5 export by value totaled $5.01 billion for the month of October, $37.65 billion through October of 2018, and $21.83 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
1Canada$7.51 B
2China$5.22 B
3South Korea$3.95 B
4United Kingdom$3 B
5Italy$2.69 B
6The Netherlands$2.43 B
7India$2.4 B
8Taiwan$2.39 B
9Japan$1.1 B
10Singapore$746.46 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $37.65 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $8,920,172,320
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $8,898,126,236
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $6,755,336,299
4Port of Freeport, Texas $1,828,165,389
5Port of Port Arthur, Texas $1,777,707,585
6Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $1,619,588,233
7Port of New Orleans $1,579,625,269
8Port of Texas City, Texas $1,544,802,915
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,209,305,516
10Port of Morgan City, La. $652,263,673

U.S. exports of Oil increased 129.58 percent through October to $37.65 billion

U.S. exports of Oil increased 129.58 percent from $16.4 billion to $37.65 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 5 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 14 for the last full year with a total value of $21.83 billion, a $13.54 billion, 163.33 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas and No. 5 Port of Port Arthur, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 2 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $7,506,876,754
2China $5,218,450,648
3South Korea $3,947,256,937
4United Kingdom $3,004,791,167
5Italy $2,686,704,136
6The Netherlands $2,430,915,479
7India $2,398,305,542
8Taiwan $2,386,757,807
9Japan $1,101,333,539
10Singapore $746,459,931

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $2,957,003,599
2Port Arthur, Texas $1,280,011,739
3New Orleans $428,255,405
4Pembina, N.D. $272,641,983
5Detroit $247,913,049
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $145,002,295
7Portland/Columbia-Snake River $14,144,961
8Laredo $7,503,731
9Great Falls, Mont. $3,269,833
10Duluth, Minn. $1,065,165

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:

  • Port of Houston rose 336.15 percent compared to last year to $8.92 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 96.96 percent compared to last year to $8.9 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 129.05 percent compared to last year to $6.76 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 140.2 percent compared to last year to $1.83 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 556.32 percent compared to last year to $1.78 billion.

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 Canada increased $2.8 billion, 59.59 percent, (19.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $1.86 billion, 55.38 percent, (13.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $3.21 billion, 435.83 percent, (10.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $1.67 billion, 125.62 percent, (7.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $2.05 billion, 321.08 percent, (7.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.4 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $22.36 billion of the $37.65 billion total.

All totaled, 74.84 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $28.18 billion of the $37.65 billion total