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

Imports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 492 import by value totaled $66.35 million for the month of December, $482.33 million through December 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$248.76 M
2Canada$139.57 M
3Indonesia$69.11 M
4Russia$10.12 M
5South Africa$5.54 M
6China$3.73 M
7Ukraine$2.94 M
8Hong Kong$1.62 M
9Luxembourg$540,078
10Peru$114,037
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $482.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $124,775,990
2Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $89,227,867
3Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $60,401,980
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $56,623,895
5Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $43,428,986
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $37,927,829
7Port of Tampa, Fla. $14,705,775
8Port Everglades, Fla. $9,488,784
9Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $8,835,458
10Port of Bridgeport, Conn. $8,620,535

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes decreased 20.76 percent through December to $482.33 million

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes decreased 20.76 percent from $608.71 million to $482.33 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 492 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 439 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 December 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 South Africa and No. 5 Russia. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $248,759,861
2Canada $139,570,206
3Indonesia $69,106,672
4Russia $10,116,858
5South Africa $5,541,020
6China $3,726,536
7Ukraine $2,940,572
8Hong Kong $1,618,685
9Luxembourg $540,078
10Peru $114,037

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $45,691,318
2San Juan $18,537,713
3Honolulu $14,601,361
4Pembina, N.D. $9,303,269
5Jacksonville/Tampa $9,131,225
6Portland, Maine $8,835,458
7Great Falls, Mont. $6,506,088
8Detroit $6,322,509
9New Orleans $3,130,061
10Miami $3,053,856

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 38.57 percent compared to last year to $124.78 million.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. rose 3.73 percent compared to last year to $89.23 million.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii rose 25.61 percent compared to last year to $60.4 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 5.63 percent compared to last year to $56.62 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 13.28 percent compared to last year to $43.43 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 $143.44 million, 36.57 percent, (51.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $19.33 million, 12.16 percent, (28.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia increased $24.25 million, 54.05 percent, (14.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $5.84 million, 136.51 percent, (2.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa increased $599,228, 12.13 percent, (1.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.09 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $473.09 million of the $482.33 million total.

All totaled, 77.64 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $374.46 million of the $482.33 million total