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

Exports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 69 export by value totaled $408.22 million for the month of August, $3.1 billion through August 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$454.84 M
2Japan$261.91 M
3India$253.59 M
4China$238.47 M
5Spain$224.31 M
6Canada$221.17 M
7The Netherlands$158.02 M
8Brazil$134.59 M
9Australia$118.9 M
10Turkey$76.08 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $400,469,388
2Port of New Orleans $341,139,999
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $336,266,853
4Port of Lake Charles, La. $332,144,270
5Port of Houston $288,055,982
6Port of Longview, Wash. $212,847,841
7Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $151,483,881
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $147,605,052
9Port Laredo $107,419,008
10Port of Pascagoula, Miss. $76,521,842

U.S. exports of Petroleum products decreased 14.16 percent through August to $3.1 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum products decreased 14.16 percent from $3.62 billion to $3.1 billion through the first eight 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 69 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 57 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Spain. 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 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 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 India and No. 5 Canada. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $454,835,329
2Japan $261,912,641
3India $253,591,319
4China $238,472,618
5Spain $224,312,004
6Canada $221,171,589
7The Netherlands $158,017,544
8Brazil $134,593,534
9Australia $118,898,529
10Turkey $76,075,583

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 18.15 percent compared to last year to $400.47 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 19.15 percent compared to last year to $341.14 million.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 12.92 percent compared to last year to $336.27 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 14.68 percent compared to last year to $332.14 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 25.38 percent compared to last year to $288.06 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 $5.57 million, 1.24 percent, (14.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $9.73 million, 3.58 percent, (8.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India decreased $2.21 million, 0.86 percent, (8.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $122.85 million, 34 percent, (7.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Spain increased $30.05 million, 15.47 percent, (7.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.17 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.43 billion of the $3.1 billion total.

All totaled, 54.7 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.7 billion of the $3.1 billion total