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

Exports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 58 export by value totaled $378.47 million for the month of October, $4.43 billion through October of 2018, and $4.05 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$585.23 M
2China$408.1 M
3Japan$336.4 M
4Canada$323.44 M
5India$273.44 M
6Turkey$270.56 M
7Spain$245.22 M
8Brazil$244.76 M
9Australia$187.99 M
10The Netherlands$147.23 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.43 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $623,784,309
2Port of New Orleans $521,819,137
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $484,383,216
4Port of Houston $466,767,005
5Port of Lake Charles, La. $436,268,472
6Port of Longview, Wash. $247,372,001
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $209,264,421
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $137,103,274
9Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $130,000,831
10Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $124,864,916

U.S. exports of Petroleum products increased 33.00 percent through October to $4.43 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum products increased 33.00 percent from $3.33 billion to $4.43 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 58 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 77 for the last full year with a total value of $4.05 billion, a $1.2 billion, 41.88 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 India. 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..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $585,226,539
2China $408,104,658
3Japan $336,403,482
4Canada $323,444,709
5India $273,444,747
6Turkey $270,558,423
7Spain $245,218,533
8Brazil $244,760,095
9Australia $187,988,020
10The Netherlands $147,232,545

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $220,472,437
2Houston $149,750,546
3Los Angeles $106,803,388
4Port Arthur, Texas $92,182,711
5San Francisco $40,720,009
6Portland/Columbia-Snake River $35,126,285
7Mobile $27,391,257
8Laredo $27,309,392
9Seattle $25,825,683
10Norfolk $21,532,694

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 Long Beach rose 17.71 percent compared to last year to $623.78 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 28.1 percent compared to last year to $521.82 million.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 6.62 percent compared to last year to $484.38 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 13.68 percent compared to last year to $466.77 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 176.4 percent compared to last year to $436.27 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 $231.42 million, 65.41 percent, (13.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $118.66 million, 41 percent, (9.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $39.71 million, 13.38 percent, (7.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $86.26 million, 36.37 percent, (7.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India decreased $225.21 million, 45.16 percent, (6.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 43.5 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.93 billion of the $4.43 billion total.

All totaled, 57.2 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.53 billion of the $4.43 billion total