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

Exports: Oil

Oil, the No. 3 export by value totaled $5.01 billion for the month of March, $14.17 billion through March 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$2.31 B
2South Korea$1.78 B
3The Netherlands$1.59 B
4India$1.43 B
5United Kingdom$1.32 B
6Taiwan$916.12 M
7Thailand$877.49 M
8Italy$590.51 M
9China$405.23 M
10Singapore$389.68 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $14.17 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $5,013,068,173
2Port of Beaumont, Texas $2,614,424,573
3Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $2,572,663,988
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $1,070,584,818
5Port of Freeport, Texas $695,987,108
6Port of Texas City, Texas $447,125,364
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $432,717,340
8Port of Morgan City, La. $415,991,570
9Port of New Orleans $311,714,728
10Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $209,861,528

U.S. exports of Oil increased 65.09 percent through March to $14.17 billion

U.S. exports of Oil increased 65.09 percent from $8.59 billion to $14.17 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 3 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 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 March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 India and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, 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 Italy, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,306,293,476
2South Korea $1,779,034,855
3The Netherlands $1,591,145,704
4India $1,425,728,325
5United Kingdom $1,322,804,038
6Taiwan $916,115,583
7Thailand $877,489,530
8Italy $590,513,265
9China $405,232,316
10Singapore $389,675,000

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 159.01 percent compared to last year to $5.01 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 50.65 percent compared to last year to $2.61 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 23.64 percent compared to last year to $2.57 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 655.55 percent compared to last year to $1.07 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 38.1 percent compared to last year to $695.99 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 Canada increased $230.31 million, 11.09 percent, (16.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $1.36 billion, 321.19 percent, (12.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $1.08 billion, 210.44 percent, (11.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $1.26 billion, 753.68 percent, (10.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $692.27 million, 109.79 percent, (9.33 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.44 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $8.43 billion of the $14.17 billion total.

All totaled, 84.42 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $11.97 billion of the $14.17 billion total