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

Exports: Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons

Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, the No. 10 export by value totaled $2.91 billion for the month of November, $27.34 billion through November 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
1Mexico$5.53 B
2Japan$5.22 B
3Canada$2.25 B
4South Korea$2.21 B
5Spain$1.24 B
6The Netherlands$972.48 M
7Indonesia$800 M
8Chile$765.34 M
9Brazil$735.52 M
10France$728.62 M
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January – November 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $27.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $7,111,209,979
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $4,033,035,828
3Pharr International Bridge in Texas $2,523,431,558
4Port of Freeport, Texas $1,988,630,705
5Port of Beaumont, Texas $1,696,135,012
6Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $1,653,784,728
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,365,850,366
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,234,818,918
9Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina $1,196,737,083
10Port of Chester, Penn. $897,531,134

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 7.26 percent through November to $27.34 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 7.26 percent from $25.49 billion to $27.34 billion through the first 11 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 November 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 November of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, 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 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas and No. 5 Port of Beaumont, Texas.

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

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $5,531,912,652
2Japan $5,224,481,376
3Canada $2,249,780,693
4South Korea $2,206,862,274
5Spain $1,240,203,367
6The Netherlands $972,484,562
7Indonesia $799,995,241
8Chile $765,343,373
9Brazil $735,518,893
10France $728,616,268

January – November 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 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 22.93 percent compared to last year to $7.11 billion.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 20.69 percent compared to last year to $4.03 billion.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 64.24 percent compared to last year to $2.52 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas fell 14.29 percent compared to last year to $1.99 billion.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas fell 19.33 percent compared to last year to $1.7 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 Mexico increased $725.74 million, 15.1 percent, (20.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $780.1 million, 17.55 percent, (19.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $13.17 million, 0.58 percent, (8.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $407.1 million, 15.57 percent, (8.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Spain increased $759.13 million, 157.8 percent, (4.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.17 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $16.45 billion of the $27.34 billion total.

All totaled, 63.46 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $17.35 billion of the $27.34 billion total