Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons

Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, the No. 9 export by value totaled $3.18 billion for the month of December, $30.52 billion in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$6.13 B
2Japan$5.89 B
3South Korea$2.55 B
4Canada$2.44 B
5Spain$1.34 B
6The Netherlands$1.14 B
7France$846.81 M
8Chile$843.12 M
9Indonesia$800 M
10Brazil$749.56 M
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U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 7.58 percent through December 2019 to $30.52 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons increased 7.58 percent from $28.37 billion to $30.52 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 9 in 2019 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada 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 Corpus Christi, 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $6,125,177,355
2Japan $5,888,314,703
3South Korea $2,548,400,034
4Canada $2,440,628,818
5Spain $1,343,270,613
6The Netherlands $1,143,749,177
7France $846,809,688
8Chile $843,120,084
9Indonesia $799,995,241
10Brazil $749,558,400

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 20.56 percent compared to last year to $7.91 billion.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 6.54 percent compared to last year to $4.19 billion.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 53.72 percent compared to last year to $2.76 billion.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas fell 7.04 percent compared to last year to $2.35 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 307.68 percent compared to last year to $1.9 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 $756.82 million, 14.1 percent, (20.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $710.85 million, 13.73 percent, (19.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $449.41 million, 14.99 percent, (8.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $61.49 million, 2.46 percent, (8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Spain increased $837.38 million, 165.53 percent, (4.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.1 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $18.35 billion of the $30.52 billion total.

All totaled, 62.63 percent of all these Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $19.12 billion of the $30.52 billion total