Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 474 export by value totaled $25.49 million for the month of December, $306.4 million in 2019, and $339.17 million for all of 2018, 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$158.46 M
2Mexico$50.71 M
3Japan$19.7 M
4China$9.07 M
5The Netherlands$8.03 M
6Germany$7.4 M
7India$5.77 M
8Brazil$4.56 M
9Australia$4.36 M
10Colombia$3.36 M
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U.S. exports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes decreased 9.66 percent through December 2019 to $306.4 million

U.S. exports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes decreased 9.66 percent from $339.17 million to $306.4 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 474 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 468 for the last full year with a total value of $339.17 million, a $5.41 million, 1.62 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $158,458,647
2Mexico $50,706,267
3Japan $19,697,865
4China $9,072,037
5The Netherlands $8,032,919
6Germany $7,404,762
7India $5,770,190
8Brazil $4,560,777
9Australia $4,358,503
10Colombia $3,358,112

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $30,571,146
2Laredo $21,495,063
3Detroit $13,721,683
4New York City $10,655,828
5Norfolk $4,858,932
6Los Angeles $4,581,172
7Baltimore $3,917,625
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,506,814
9Duluth, Minn. $2,899,541
10Houston $1,452,404

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 12.69 percent compared to last year to $84 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 9.25 percent compared to last year to $40.16 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 22.82 percent compared to last year to $31.32 million.
  • Port of New York fell 12.25 percent compared to last year to $30.98 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges fell 42.4 percent compared to last year to $16.69 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 decreased $19.65 million, 11.03 percent, (51.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $6.6 million, 11.52 percent, (16.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $419,983, 2.09 percent, (6.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $3.67 million, 28.79 percent, (2.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $593,515, 7.98 percent, (2.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.28 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $245.97 million of the $306.4 million total.

All totaled, 66.3 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $203.15 million of the $306.4 million total