Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Oil

Oil, the No. 3 export by value totaled $6.16 billion for the month of February, $12.4 billion through February of 2020, and $65.32 billion for all of 2019, 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$1.96 B
2South Korea$1.61 B
3The Netherlands$1.34 B
4United Kingdom$1.14 B
5India$934.81 M
6Taiwan$665.25 M
7Singapore$616.07 M
8Thailand$550.55 M
9Italy$375.75 M
10France$282.66 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.4 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $5,422,832,445
2Port of Houston $2,557,602,014
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $1,748,211,084
4Port of Texas City, Texas $590,916,730
5Port of Morgan City, La. $366,085,242
6Port of Freeport, Texas $271,336,303
7Port of Port Arthur, Texas $245,801,093
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $224,536,339
9Neche Border Crossing, N.D. $186,226,769
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $180,430,570

U.S. exports of Oil increased 35.18 percent through February to $12.4 billion

U.S. exports of Oil increased 35.18 percent from $9.17 billion to $12.4 billion through the first two months of 2020 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 February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $65.32 billion, a $18.13 billion, 38.42 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,955,053,496
2South Korea $1,611,555,651
3The Netherlands $1,336,481,242
4United Kingdom $1,141,358,863
5India $934,807,810
6Taiwan $665,247,740
7Singapore $616,067,480
8Thailand $550,550,870
9Italy $375,747,902
10France $282,660,720

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $9,922,163,868
2PORT ARTHUR, TX $2,898,289,620
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $504,349,790
4PEMBINA, ND $469,163,424
5DETROIT, MI $158,964,218
6GREAT FALLS, MT $19,050
7LOW VALUE $15,744
8OGDENSBURG, NY $7,744
9SAN FRANCISCO, CA $0
10PORTLAND, ME $0

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 Corpus Christi, Texas rose 188.11 percent compared to last year to $5.42 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 19.38 percent compared to last year to $2.56 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 10.51 percent compared to last year to $1.75 billion.
  • Port of Texas City, Texas rose 42.52 percent compared to last year to $590.92 million.
  • Port of Morgan City, La. rose 67.94 percent compared to last year to $366.09 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 $461.85 million, 30.93 percent, (15.77 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $475.67 million, 41.88 percent, (13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $77.7 million, 6.17 percent, (10.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $168.05 million, 17.27 percent, (9.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India increased $316.25 million, 51.13 percent, (7.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.3 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $6.98 billion of the $12.4 billion total.

All totaled, 86.2 percent of all these Oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $10.69 billion of the $12.4 billion total