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

Imports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 503 import by value totaled $23.02 million for the month of October, $374.51 million through October of 2018, and $608.71 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
1Colombia$187.4 M
2Canada$111.06 M
3Indonesia$58.97 M
4Russia$4.95 M
5South Africa$4.24 M
6Ukraine$2.94 M
7China$2.88 M
8Hong Kong$1.18 M
9Luxembourg$540,078
10Peru$80,632
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $374.51 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $105,932,796
2Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $61,536,460
3Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $50,266,690
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $44,594,454
5Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $36,504,650
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $28,556,546
7Port of Tampa, Fla. $14,705,775
8Port of Bridgeport, Conn. $8,620,535
9Port Everglades, Fla. $6,298,284
10Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $3,665,458

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes decreased 30.94 percent through October to $374.51 million

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes decreased 30.94 percent from $542.26 million to $374.51 million through the first 10 months of 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 503 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 422 for the last full year with a total value of $608.71 million, a $28.27 million, 4.44 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 South Africa. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Jacksonville, Fla., No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 3 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $187,402,416
2Canada $111,062,914
3Indonesia $58,971,382
4Russia $4,946,858
5South Africa $4,240,500
6Ukraine $2,940,572
7China $2,878,530
8Hong Kong $1,179,764
9Luxembourg $540,078
10Peru $80,632

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $26,848,124
2Honolulu $9,661,594
3Jacksonville/Tampa $5,981,768
4Pembina, N.D. $4,505,103
5Great Falls, Mont. $4,152,378
6Portland, Maine $3,665,458
7Miami $3,053,856
8New Orleans $542,614
9Detroit $288,066
10Houston $94,061

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 50.61 percent compared to last year to $105.93 million.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. fell 28.46 percent compared to last year to $61.54 million.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii rose 44.61 percent compared to last year to $50.27 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 6.36 percent compared to last year to $44.59 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 19.37 percent compared to last year to $36.5 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 decreased $175.27 million, 48.33 percent, (50.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $31.94 million, 22.34 percent, (29.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia increased $27.46 million, 87.15 percent, (15.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $669,246, 15.65 percent, (1.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa increased $4.24 million, 0 percent, (1.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.89 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $366.62 million of the $374.51 million total.

All totaled, 79.79 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $298.84 million of the $374.51 million total