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

Exports: Oil

Oil, the No. 4 export by value totaled $4.53 billion for the month of December, $47.19 billion through December 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$9.34 B
2South Korea$5.59 B
3China$5.39 B
4United Kingdom$3.86 B
5The Netherlands$3.45 B
6Taiwan$3.05 B
7India$3.02 B
8Italy$2.81 B
9Japan$1.45 B
10Singapore$1.32 B
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $47.19 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $11,557,946,178
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $10,787,129,692
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $8,369,311,231
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $2,403,612,441
5Port of Freeport, Texas $2,005,173,499
6Port of Texas City, Texas $1,824,533,068
7Port of New Orleans $1,787,880,637
8Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $1,787,443,388
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,785,760,595
10Port of Morgan City, La. $1,397,740,443

U.S. exports of Oil increased 116.22 percent through December to $47.19 billion

U.S. exports of Oil increased 116.22 percent from $21.83 billion to $47.19 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 4 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 11 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Port of Freeport, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $9,343,500,752
2South Korea $5,589,874,233
3China $5,392,480,648
4United Kingdom $3,861,986,158
5The Netherlands $3,452,341,531
6Taiwan $3,048,893,907
7India $3,015,598,633
8Italy $2,813,613,810
9Japan $1,450,816,379
10Singapore $1,317,392,864

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $10,818,938,904
2PORT ARTHUR, TX $4,614,403,054
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $2,298,466,440
4DETROIT, MI $1,076,126,498
5PEMBINA, ND $625,032,978
6OGDENSBURG, NY $290,191,538
7COLUMBIA-SNAKE, OR $28,289,922
8LAREDO, TX $15,007,462
9GREAT FALLS, MT $6,539,666
10DULUTH, MN $2,130,330

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 262.24 percent compared to last year to $11.56 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 85.16 percent compared to last year to $10.79 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 78.83 percent compared to last year to $8.37 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 448.11 percent compared to last year to $2.4 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 100.58 percent compared to last year to $2.01 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 $3.21 billion, 52.26 percent, (19.8 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $4.47 billion, 398.34 percent, (11.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $958.07 million, 21.61 percent, (11.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $1.81 billion, 87.76 percent, (8.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $1.8 billion, 108.73 percent, (7.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.57 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $27.64 billion of the $47.19 billion total.

All totaled, 74.43 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $35.12 billion of the $47.19 billion total