Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 519 import by value totaled $33.44 million for the month of February, $62.06 million through February of 2020, and $145.19 million for all of 2019, 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
1Spain$22.79 M
2Turkey$14.04 M
3Greece$13.03 M
4Canada$9.9 M
5Curacao$1.81 M
6Colombia$291,224
7Germany$82,599
8Argentina$55,906
9Poland$46,467
10China$10,524
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $62.06 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $35,883,374
2Port of Virginia $10,847,940
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,655,137
4Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $2,867,741
5Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,788,806
6Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $2,521,914
7Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. $1,824,165
8Port of Houston $347,130
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $129,066
10International Falls, Minn. $80,006

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 310.10 percent through February to $62.06 million

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 310.10 percent from $15.13 million to $62.06 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 519 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 840 for the last full year with a total value of $145.19 million, a $65.92 million, 31.22 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Spain, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Greece, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Curacao. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Venezuela, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Spain $22,787,935
2Turkey $14,042,211
3Greece $13,025,071
4Canada $9,903,435
5Curacao $1,805,577
6Colombia $291,224
7Germany $82,599
8Argentina $55,906
9Poland $46,467
10China $10,524

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Juan $4,395,635
2Atlanta/Savannah $3,325,268
3Baltimore $2,056,813
4New York City $2,021,999
5Houston $107,564
6Buffalo $66,673
7Seattle $0
8Wilmington $0
9Duluth, Minn. $0
10Great Falls, Mont. $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Philadelphia rose 472.3 percent compared to last year to $35.88 million.
  • Port of Virginia totaled $10.85 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 2836.99 percent compared to last year to $4.66 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. totaled $2.87 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. totaled $2.79 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 Spain increased $20.5 million, 895.21 percent, (36.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey increased $14.04 million, 0 percent, (22.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Greece increased $13.03 million, 0 percent, (20.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $959,478, 10.73 percent, (15.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Curacao increased $1.81 million, 0 percent, (2.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.2 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $61.56 million of the $62.06 million total.

All totaled, 91.92 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $57.04 million of the $62.06 million total