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

Exports: Oil

Oil, the No. 3 export by value totaled $5.6 billion for the month of September, $46.68 billion through September of 2019, and $47.19 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
1Canada$7.43 B
2South Korea$7.01 B
3India$4.29 B
4The Netherlands$4.16 B
5United Kingdom$3.52 B
6China$2.76 B
7Taiwan$2.75 B
8Italy$1.91 B
9Thailand$1.61 B
10Singapore$1.06 B
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $46.68 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $14,262,257,359
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $9,573,654,563
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $9,241,240,098
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $2,855,799,080
5Port of Freeport, Texas $1,969,544,817
6Port of Morgan City, La. $1,862,634,527
7Port of Texas City, Texas $1,719,984,057
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,337,185,107
9Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $816,787,182
10Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $728,307,400

U.S. exports of Oil increased 43.01 percent through September to $46.68 billion

U.S. exports of Oil increased 43.01 percent from $32.64 billion to $46.68 billion through the first nine 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 3 through September among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 for the last full year with a total value of $47.19 billion, a $25.37 billion, 116.22 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 India, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas.

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $7,433,436,450
2South Korea $7,009,623,609
3India $4,288,986,030
4The Netherlands $4,156,859,905
5United Kingdom $3,521,047,765
6China $2,757,776,140
7Taiwan $2,746,596,583
8Italy $1,905,951,048
9Thailand $1,612,380,034
10Singapore $1,062,904,392

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $7,940,519,176
2Port Arthur, Texas $3,519,891,527
3New Orleans $1,712,288,056
4Detroit $824,368,128
5Pembina, N.D. $636,748,126
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $145,283,767
7Anchorage $65,656,500
8Portland/Columbia-Snake River $26,832,961
9Laredo $7,503,731
10New York City $6,234,900

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first nine months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 88.38 percent compared to last year to $14.26 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 22.46 percent compared to last year to $9.57 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 54.17 percent compared to last year to $9.24 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 123.99 percent compared to last year to $2.86 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 17.97 percent compared to last year to $1.97 billion.

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 increased $1.01 billion, 15.65 percent, (15.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $4.11 billion, 141.93 percent, (15.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $2.37 billion, 122.97 percent, (9.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $2.05 billion, 97.63 percent, (8.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $855.7 million, 32.1 percent, (7.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.57 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $26.41 billion of the $46.68 billion total.

All totaled, 81.19 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $37.9 billion of the $46.68 billion total

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