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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 690 import by value totaled $5.39 million for the month of December, $211.11 million through December of 2018, and $84.55 million for all of 2017, 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
1Greece$48.19 M
2Canada$39.44 M
3Spain$32.9 M
4Switzerland$19.76 M
5Belgium$19.3 M
6China$16.79 M
7Italy$15.66 M
8Venezuela$14.9 M
9Colombia$2.13 M
10Chile$1.11 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $211.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $117,068,514
2Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. $32,660,772
3Port of Portland, Ore. $16,207,872
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $15,925,419
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $11,741,358
6Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $5,796,735
7Port of Houston $4,643,467
8Port of Virginia $4,589,650
9Port of New York $1,320,000
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $474,467

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 149.67 percent through December to $211.11 million

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 149.67 percent from $84.55 million to $211.11 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 690 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 853 for the last full year with a total value of $84.55 million, a $14.65 million, 20.96 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Greece, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Belgium. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Greece, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Greece $48,191,937
2Canada $39,441,412
3Spain $32,896,831
4Switzerland $19,758,335
5Belgium $19,297,703
6China $16,785,135
7Italy $15,664,667
8Venezuela $14,899,706
9Colombia $2,126,836
10Chile $1,109,332

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $15,853,690
2New York City $4,921,261
3Houston $910,011
4Buffalo $98,818
5Duluth, Minn. $31,483
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $29,954
7San Juan $20,348
8Detroit $5,827
9Miami $2,428
10Baltimore $0

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Philadelphia rose 328.9 percent compared to last year to $117.07 million.
  • Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. rose 151.48 percent compared to last year to $32.66 million.
  • Port of Portland, Ore. totaled $16.21 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 113.49 percent compared to last year to $15.93 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 65.17 percent compared to last year to $11.74 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. imports from No. 1 Greece increased $21.18 million, 78.39 percent, (22.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $29.62 million, 301.74 percent, (18.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain increased $12.54 million, 61.64 percent, (15.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland increased $13.35 million, 208.45 percent, (9.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Belgium increased $19.3 million, 0 percent, (9.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.59 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $159.59 million of the $211.11 million total.

All totaled, 91.71 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $193.6 million of the $211.11 million total