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

Exports: Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons

Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, the No. 10 export by value totaled $2.37 billion for the month of March, $7.06 billion through March 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$1.34 B
2Mexico$1.32 B
3Canada$812.34 M
4South Korea$466.42 M
5The Netherlands$289.29 M
6Spain$282.38 M
7France$203.77 M
8India$196.48 M
9Indonesia$174.83 M
10Dominican Republic$172.94 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $7.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,771,004,266
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $1,277,680,651
3Port of Freeport, Texas $582,005,806
4Port of Beaumont, Texas $561,374,839
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $502,012,753
6Pharr International Bridge in Texas $488,054,494
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $482,522,350
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $310,012,689
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $197,081,350
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $174,557,802

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 9.73 percent through March to $7.06 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 9.73 percent from $6.43 billion to $7.06 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 10 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 11 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 March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $1,338,271,315
2Mexico $1,315,328,503
3Canada $812,342,421
4South Korea $466,422,414
5The Netherlands $289,291,964
6Spain $282,375,531
7France $203,773,893
8India $196,483,587
9Indonesia $174,825,735
10Dominican Republic $172,939,725

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 25.13 percent compared to last year to $1.77 billion.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 30.87 percent compared to last year to $1.28 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 2.4 percent compared to last year to $582.01 million.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 25.9 percent compared to last year to $561.37 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 2128.69 percent compared to last year to $502.01 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 $477.88 million, 55.54 percent, (18.95 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $42.09 million, 3.1 percent, (18.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $17.65 million, 2.13 percent, (11.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $80.83 million, 14.77 percent, (6.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $50.01 million, 20.9 percent, (4.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.79 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $4.22 billion of the $7.06 billion total.

All totaled, 66.48 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $4.69 billion of the $7.06 billion total