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

Imports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 770 import by value totaled $17.42 million for the month of March, $32.56 million through March of 2019, and $211.11 million 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Switzerland$15.04 M
2Canada$8.98 M
3Venezuela$5.55 M
4Spain$2.29 M
5Colombia$338,288
6China$164,668
7Chile$133,416
8Argentina$44,401
9India$18,063
10Azerbaijan$0
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $32.56 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $21,309,032
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,545,800
3Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $4,538,987
4Port of Houston $687,768
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $261,560
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $158,500
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $26,129
8Port of Los Angeles $11,068
9Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $9,408
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $8,235

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 30.62 percent through March to $32.56 million

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 30.62 percent from $24.92 million to $32.56 million 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 770 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 815 for the last full year with a total value of $211.11 million, a $126.56 million, 149.67 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Greece, No. 2 Venezuela, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J., No. 3 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $15,039,032
2Canada $8,983,056
3Venezuela $5,545,800
4Spain $2,289,763
5Colombia $338,288
6China $164,668
7Chile $133,416
8Argentina $44,401
9India $18,063
10Greece $0

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $27,738,576
2New York City $4,921,261
3San Juan $2,450,336
4Houston $1,227,230
5Buffalo $110,679
6Duluth, Minn. $31,483
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $29,954
8Detroit $11,390
9Miami $2,428
10Baltimore $0

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 Philadelphia rose 1.47 percent compared to last year to $21.31 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $5.55 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. totaled $4.54 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Houston fell 29.47 percent compared to last year to $687,768.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 256.29 percent compared to last year to $261,560.

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. imports from No. 1 Switzerland increased $15.04 million, 0 percent, (46.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $8.85 million, 6582.93 percent, (27.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Venezuela decreased $3.92 million, 41.41 percent, (17.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $524,237, 18.63 percent, (7.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia decreased $128,697, 27.56 percent, (1.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.89 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $32.2 million of the $32.56 million total.

All totaled, 99.34 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $32.34 million of the $32.56 million total