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

Imports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 728 import by value totaled $25.6 million for the month of July, $100.99 million through July 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
1Canada$28.32 M
2Spain$24.07 M
3Greece$23.55 M
4Switzerland$15.04 M
5Venezuela$5.55 M
6Singapore$2.46 M
7Colombia$760,313
8Chile$614,884
9China$346,252
10Poland$180,077
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $100.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $57,650,596
2Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $17,577,109
3Port of Virginia $10,797,070
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,545,800
5Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. $2,456,683
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,210,102
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,184,967
8Port of Houston $1,688,798
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $431,275
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $180,077

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands decreased 16.25 percent through July to $100.99 million

U.S. imports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands decreased 16.25 percent from $120.59 million to $100.99 million through the first seven 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 728 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 685 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Greece, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Venezuela. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Venezuela. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $28,319,012
2Spain $24,071,886
3Greece $23,551,037
4Switzerland $15,039,032
5Venezuela $5,545,800
6Singapore $2,456,683
7Colombia $760,313
8Chile $614,884
9China $346,252
10Poland $180,077

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Philadelphia fell 28.04 percent compared to last year to $57.65 million.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. totaled $17.58 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Virginia rose 135.25 percent compared to last year to $10.8 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 5.97 percent compared to last year to $5.55 million.
  • Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. fell 76.12 percent compared to last year to $2.46 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 Canada increased $3.21 million, 12.8 percent, (28.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Spain increased $1.06 million, 4.61 percent, (23.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Greece increased $12.02 million, 104.18 percent, (23.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland decreased $4.72 million, 23.89 percent, (14.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Venezuela decreased $9.35 million, 62.78 percent, (5.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.58 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $96.53 million of the $100.99 million total.

All totaled, 93.1 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $94.03 million of the $100.99 million total