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

Imports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 477 import by value totaled $52.75 million for the month of March, $130.06 million through March of 2019, and $482.33 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
1Colombia$85.96 M
2Canada$25.49 M
3Indonesia$12.35 M
4Russia$5.75 M
5China$388,262
6Mexico$79,412
7Germany$28,007
8United Kingdom$17,795
9France$2,271
10Austria$0
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $130.06 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $39,591,127
2Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $27,691,407
3Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $12,322,905
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $10,698,580
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $7,869,322
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,660,762
7Port of New Orleans $6,119,954
8Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $4,951,202
9Port of Portland, Maine $4,497,240
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $3,372,748

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes increased 36.45 percent through March to $130.06 million

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes increased 36.45 percent from $95.32 million to $130.06 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 477 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 532 for the last full year with a total value of $482.33 million, a $126.38 million, 20.76 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R., No. 3 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii, No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Ukraine and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R., No. 3 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $85,957,199
2Canada $25,485,083
3Indonesia $12,351,515
4Russia $5,747,454
5China $388,262
6Mexico $79,412
7Germany $28,007
8United Kingdom $17,795
9France $2,271
10Ukraine $0

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $45,691,318
2San Juan $27,768,182
3Honolulu $19,796,884
4Pembina, N.D. $13,909,415
5Jacksonville/Tampa $13,486,880
6Portland, Maine $12,962,690
7Detroit $12,424,505
8Great Falls, Mont. $11,091,239
9Miami $6,244,356
10New Orleans $3,130,061

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 Mobile, Ala. rose 4.66 percent compared to last year to $39.59 million.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. rose 200 percent compared to last year to $27.69 million.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii fell 15.29 percent compared to last year to $12.32 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 56.16 percent compared to last year to $10.7 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 11.99 percent compared to last year to $7.87 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 Colombia increased $25.66 million, 42.57 percent, (66.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $8.9 million, 53.7 percent, (19.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia decreased $2.24 million, 15.35 percent, (9.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $5.74 million, 100000 percent, (4.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $472,466, 54.89 percent, (0.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.9 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $129.93 million of the $130.06 million total.

All totaled, 75.48 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $98.17 million of the $130.06 million total