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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 64 export by value totaled $403.34 million for the month of March, $1.2 billion through March of 2019, and $5.43 billion 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$183.77 M
2India$139.87 M
3Spain$95.85 M
4Japan$79.61 M
5The Netherlands$74.71 M
6China$60.32 M
7Canada$59.01 M
8Brazil$54.15 M
9Turkey$40.91 M
10Australia$37.29 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.2 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Port Arthur, Texas $168,930,785
2Port of Long Beach $144,671,691
3Port of New Orleans $141,091,979
4Port of Lake Charles, La. $124,479,103
5Port of Houston $110,855,398
6Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $66,302,705
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $48,142,094
8Port of Longview, Wash. $47,290,731
9Port Laredo $35,760,815
10Port of Pascagoula, Miss. $32,786,165

U.S. exports of Petroleum products decreased 2.81 percent through March to $1.2 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum products decreased 2.81 percent from $1.24 billion to $1.2 billion through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 64 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 61 for the last full year with a total value of $5.43 billion, a $1.38 billion, 34.01 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $183,766,567
2India $139,871,235
3Spain $95,852,407
4Japan $79,606,317
5The Netherlands $74,709,670
6China $60,315,130
7Canada $59,006,183
8Brazil $54,147,276
9Turkey $40,908,958
10Australia $37,292,258

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $574,868,140
2Houston $341,543,484
3Los Angeles $222,534,532
4Port Arthur, Texas $215,520,093
5Portland/Columbia-Snake River $86,910,955
6San Francisco $67,757,956
7Laredo $65,996,499
8Mobile $56,950,549
9Seattle $38,565,950
10Norfolk $30,829,056

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 Port Arthur, Texas rose 19.48 percent compared to last year to $168.93 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $144.67 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 11.67 percent compared to last year to $141.09 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 10.38 percent compared to last year to $124.48 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 26.53 percent compared to last year to $110.86 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 $46.16 million, 33.54 percent, (15.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 India increased $16.6 million, 13.47 percent, (11.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Spain increased $28.08 million, 41.43 percent, (7.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $11.7 million, 12.82 percent, (6.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $36.25 million, 94.25 percent, (6.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.72 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $573.81 million of the $1.2 billion total.

All totaled, 57.39 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $690.03 million of the $1.2 billion total