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

Exports: Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons

Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, the No. 7 export by value totaled $2.78 billion for the month of February, $6.11 billion through February 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$1.01 B
2Japan$949.02 M
3South Korea$556.48 M
4Canada$419.84 M
5United Kingdom$412.13 M
6Turkey$335.54 M
7Spain$319.84 M
8France$279.72 M
9The Netherlands$205.36 M
10Italy$143.49 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,417,540,738
2Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina $1,097,065,373
3Port of Freeport, Texas $755,606,105
4Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $445,844,210
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $439,355,978
6Port of Lake Charles, La. $377,118,554
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $242,784,209
8Port of Beaumont, Texas $228,425,803
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $213,097,284
10Port of Chester, Penn. $147,609,530

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 30.22 percent through February to $6.11 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 30.22 percent from $4.69 billion to $6.11 billion through the first two 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 February 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Spain. 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,012,759,162
2Japan $949,015,135
3South Korea $556,479,754
4Canada $419,843,182
5United Kingdom $412,130,467
6Turkey $335,539,148
7Spain $319,843,290
8France $279,720,703
9The Netherlands $205,358,307
10Italy $143,485,360

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $2,822,210,416
2PORT ARTHUR, TX $1,402,844,624
3LAREDO, TX $677,366,688
4NEW ORLEANS, LA $334,639,068
5BALTIMORE, MD $292,107,270
6DETROIT, MI $208,349,022
7PHILADELPHIA, PA $192,642,378
8BUFFALO, NY $91,039,424
9EL PASO, TX $83,807,358
10SAN DIEGO, CA $72,450,924

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 21.64 percent compared to last year to $1.42 billion.
  • Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina totaled $1.1 billion. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 131.2 percent compared to last year to $755.61 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 140.94 percent compared to last year to $445.84 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 24.28 percent compared to last year to $439.36 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 Mexico increased $107.58 million, 11.89 percent, (16.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $28.69 million, 3.12 percent, (15.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $267.9 million, 92.84 percent, (9.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $194.01 million, 31.61 percent, (6.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $341.99 million, 487.57 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.82 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $3.35 billion of the $6.11 billion total.

All totaled, 68 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.16 billion of the $6.11 billion total