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

Exports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 70 export by value totaled $291.29 million for the month of September, $3.4 billion through September of 2019, and $5.43 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$504.13 M
2Japan$282.98 M
3India$270.85 M
4China$255.88 M
5Canada$252.9 M
6Spain$248.61 M
7The Netherlands$160.81 M
8Brazil$154.8 M
9Australia$134.31 M
10Turkey$87.81 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.4 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $432,082,062
2Port of New Orleans $376,217,466
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $357,129,065
4Port of Lake Charles, La. $344,670,748
5Port of Houston $334,791,758
6Port of Longview, Wash. $235,932,528
7Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $161,850,571
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $157,129,428
9Port Laredo $124,539,720
10Port of Pascagoula, Miss. $84,055,177

U.S. exports of Petroleum products decreased 16.17 percent through September to $3.4 billion

U.S. exports of Petroleum products decreased 16.17 percent from $4.05 billion to $3.4 billion through the first nine 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 70 through September among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 57 for the last full year with a total value of $5.43 billion, a $1.38 billion, 34.01 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La..

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $504,128,510
2Japan $282,978,289
3India $270,849,603
4China $255,884,665
5Canada $252,896,165
6Spain $248,613,324
7The Netherlands $160,809,105
8Brazil $154,798,666
9Australia $134,313,539
10Turkey $87,813,080

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $574,868,140
2Houston $341,543,484
3Los Angeles $222,534,532
4Port Arthur, Texas $215,520,093
5Portland/Columbia-Snake River $86,910,955
6San Francisco $67,757,956
7Laredo $65,996,499
8Mobile $56,950,549
9Seattle $38,565,950
10Norfolk $30,829,056

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 20.94 percent compared to last year to $432.08 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 20.8 percent compared to last year to $376.22 million.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 19.1 percent compared to last year to $357.13 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 18.94 percent compared to last year to $344.67 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 22.46 percent compared to last year to $334.79 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 Mexico decreased $16.64 million, 3.2 percent, (14.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $11.61 million, 3.94 percent, (8.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $6.32 million, 2.39 percent, (7.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $119.38 million, 31.81 percent, (7.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada decreased $43.39 million, 14.64 percent, (7.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.14 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $1.57 billion of the $3.4 billion total.

All totaled, 54.34 percent of all these Petroleum products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $1.84 billion of the $3.4 billion total

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