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

Exports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 61 export by value totaled $390.43 million for the month of February, $798.99 million through February 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$115.92 M
2India$87.77 M
3Spain$54.63 M
4Japan$52.38 M
5Canada$47.74 M
6China$42.56 M
7The Netherlands$36.4 M
8Turkey$31.29 M
9Brazil$29.48 M
10Australia$23.29 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $798.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Port Arthur, Texas $113,027,589
2Port of Long Beach $103,449,800
3Port of Houston $85,000,187
4Port of New Orleans $79,886,121
5Port of Lake Charles, La. $75,228,234
6Port of Longview, Wash. $39,930,731
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $34,193,494
8Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $28,521,262
9Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $26,752,089
10Port of Texas City, Texas $23,329,310

U.S. exports of Petroleum products increased 1.69 percent through February to $798.99 million

U.S. exports of Petroleum products increased 1.69 percent from $785.73 million to $798.99 million through the first two 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 61 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 62 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 India, No. 4 Japan 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $115,920,111
2India $87,774,040
3Spain $54,625,337
4Japan $52,383,656
5Canada $47,735,862
6China $42,557,341
7The Netherlands $36,402,588
8Turkey $31,292,407
9Brazil $29,479,683
10Australia $23,293,225

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 32.47 percent compared to last year to $113.03 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 2.68 percent compared to last year to $103.45 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 17.24 percent compared to last year to $85 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 6.69 percent compared to last year to $79.89 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $75.23 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 $37.73 million, 48.25 percent, (14.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 India increased $16.55 million, 23.23 percent, (10.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Spain increased $18.04 million, 49.29 percent, (6.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $12.53 million, 19.3 percent, (6.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada decreased $6.8 million, 12.47 percent, (5.97 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 44.86 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $358.44 million of the $798.99 million total.

All totaled, 57.15 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $456.59 million of the $798.99 million total