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

Exports: Oil

Oil, the No. 3 export by value totaled $3.2 billion for the month of April, $20.79 billion through April of 2020, and $65.32 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
1Canada$2.85 B
2South Korea$2.26 B
3The Netherlands$2.05 B
4United Kingdom$1.82 B
5India$1.49 B
6Taiwan$1.33 B
7Singapore$930.98 M
8Italy$875 M
9Thailand$804.39 M
10France$557.05 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $17.59 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $7,807,010,895
2Port of Houston $3,616,459,688
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $2,390,999,186
4Port of Morgan City, La. $707,409,456
5Port of Texas City, Texas $694,225,590
6Port of Freeport, Texas $428,777,918
7Port of Port Arthur, Texas $384,920,431
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $274,559,941
9Neche Border Crossing, N.D. $249,664,226
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $249,041,593

U.S. exports of Oil increased 24.07 percent through March to $17.59 billion

U.S. exports of Oil increased 24.07 percent from $14.17 billion to $17.59 billion through the first three 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 3 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $65.32 billion, a $18.13 billion, 38.42 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 4 Port of Morgan City, La. and No. 5 Port of Texas City, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 India and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,545,926,194
2South Korea $2,085,808,935
3The Netherlands $1,779,259,826
4United Kingdom $1,545,658,245
5India $1,219,819,762
6Taiwan $1,052,300,744
7Thailand $761,904,597
8Italy $757,033,060
9Singapore $755,067,361
10France $513,148,109

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $9,922,163,868
2PORT ARTHUR, TX $2,898,289,620
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $504,349,790
4PEMBINA, ND $469,163,424
5DETROIT, MI $158,964,218
6GREAT FALLS, MT $19,050
7LOW VALUE $15,744
8OGDENSBURG, NY $7,744
9SAN FRANCISCO, CA $0
10PORTLAND, ME $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 203.46 percent compared to last year to $7.81 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 27.86 percent compared to last year to $3.62 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas fell 8.55 percent compared to last year to $2.39 billion.
  • Port of Morgan City, La. rose 70.05 percent compared to last year to $707.41 million.
  • Port of Texas City, Texas rose 55.26 percent compared to last year to $694.23 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 Canada increased $239.63 million, 10.39 percent, (14.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $306.77 million, 17.24 percent, (11.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $188.11 million, 11.82 percent, (10.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $222.85 million, 16.85 percent, (8.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India decreased $205.91 million, 14.44 percent, (6.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.18 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $9.18 billion of the $17.59 billion total.

All totaled, 86.52 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $15.22 billion of the $17.59 billion total