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

Exports: Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons

Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, the No. 10 export by value totaled $2.47 billion for the month of October, $22.93 billion through October of 2018, and $22.27 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
1Mexico$4.34 B
2Japan$3.63 B
3South Korea$2.46 B
4Canada$2.1 B
5China$1.53 B
6Brazil$946.58 M
7The Netherlands$886.45 M
8Indonesia$636.38 M
9Singapore$603.41 M
10Chile$522.17 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $22.93 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $8,176,978,240
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $2,884,468,679
3Port of Freeport, Texas $2,081,194,624
4Port of Beaumont, Texas $1,931,724,759
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $1,413,414,668
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,006,460,818
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $823,516,324
8Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina $629,417,584
9Port of Chester, Penn. $504,884,491
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $390,410,797

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 29.69 percent through October to $22.93 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 29.69 percent from $17.68 billion to $22.93 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 10 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 10 for the last full year with a total value of $22.27 billion, a $9.03 billion, 68.21 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners 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 Port of Freeport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Beaumont, Texas and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $4,343,178,404
2Japan $3,633,773,412
3South Korea $2,456,759,890
4Canada $2,096,471,055
5China $1,534,802,352
6Brazil $946,579,769
7The Netherlands $886,447,354
8Indonesia $636,384,803
9Singapore $603,414,928
10Chile $522,165,527

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $1,978,512,157
2New Orleans $662,682,349
3Port Arthur, Texas $460,066,783
4Laredo $372,306,469
5Detroit $323,055,604
6Portland, Maine $102,823,418
7Philadelphia $100,236,085
8Pembina, N.D. $60,891,322
9Buffalo $45,773,247
10Seattle $37,565,872

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 26.9 percent compared to last year to $8.18 billion.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 57.62 percent compared to last year to $2.88 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 71.89 percent compared to last year to $2.08 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 35.88 percent compared to last year to $1.93 billion.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 41.43 percent compared to last year to $1.41 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 Mexico increased $729.74 million, 20.2 percent, (18.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $1.1 billion, 43.3 percent, (15.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $1.03 billion, 71.93 percent, (10.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $278.15 million, 11.71 percent, (9.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $332.76 million, 17.82 percent, (6.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.35 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $14.06 billion of the $22.93 billion total.

All totaled, 71.91 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $16.49 billion of the $22.93 billion total