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

Exports: Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons

Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, the No. 9 export by value totaled $2.57 billion for the month of May, $12.31 billion through May of 2019, and $28.37 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
1Japan$2.28 B
2Mexico$2.23 B
3Canada$1.33 B
4South Korea$862.76 M
5Spain$569.67 M
6The Netherlands$530.58 M
7Indonesia$422.29 M
8India$346.05 M
9Brazil$341.26 M
10France$321.76 M
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January – May 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.31 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $3,207,962,712
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $2,081,685,273
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $1,003,851,216
4Port of Freeport, Texas $994,414,858
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $952,222,397
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $744,252,722
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $722,626,721
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $508,032,939
9Port of Chester, Penn. $375,897,129
10Port of Philadelphia $354,851,584

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 13.34 percent through May to $12.31 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 13.34 percent from $10.86 billion to $12.31 billion through the first five 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 9 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 10 for the last full year with a total value of $28.37 billion, a $6.11 billion, 27.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through May of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La., No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La., No. 3 Port of Freeport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Beaumont, Texas and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $2,276,701,921
2Mexico $2,234,559,769
3Canada $1,328,350,041
4South Korea $862,756,488
5Spain $569,668,894
6The Netherlands $530,584,000
7Indonesia $422,291,543
8India $346,053,500
9Brazil $341,264,080
10France $321,757,718

January – May 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $4,344,200,307
2New Orleans $1,730,536,244
3Port Arthur, Texas $923,671,553
4Laredo $859,213,908
5Detroit $576,323,148
6Baltimore $332,594,548
7Philadelphia $273,247,381
8Buffalo $130,192,898
9Portland, Maine $109,693,267
10Seattle $101,045,022

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 17.31 percent compared to last year to $3.21 billion.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 37.86 percent compared to last year to $2.08 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 27.11 percent compared to last year to $1 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas fell 1.9 percent compared to last year to $994.41 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 51.31 percent compared to last year to $952.22 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 Japan increased $805.27 million, 54.73 percent, (18.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $144.04 million, 6.89 percent, (18.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $78.94 million, 6.32 percent, (10.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $172.73 million, 16.68 percent, (7.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Spain increased $438.3 million, 333.63 percent, (4.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.06 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $7.27 billion of the $12.31 billion total.

All totaled, 66.93 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $8.24 billion of the $12.31 billion total