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

Imports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 483 import by value totaled $43.25 million for the month of July, $306.86 million through July 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$183.07 M
2Canada$83 M
3Indonesia$24.01 M
4Russia$11.42 M
5South Africa$2.93 M
6China$2.17 M
7Mexico$131,825
8Germany$55,715
9Peru$39,093
10United Kingdom$28,010
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $306.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $85,751,858
2Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $64,613,283
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $33,217,101
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $26,084,200
5Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $23,982,465
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $23,050,934
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $12,025,591
8Port of Portland, Maine $8,275,409
9Port of New Orleans $6,119,954
10Port of Charleston $5,668,850

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes increased 11.37 percent through July to $306.86 million

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes increased 11.37 percent from $275.52 million to $306.86 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 483 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 487 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 July 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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 Ukraine. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $183,071,393
2Canada $83,002,259
3Indonesia $24,011,075
4Russia $11,416,304
5South Africa $2,926,000
6China $2,174,644
7Mexico $131,825
8Germany $55,715
9Peru $39,093
10United Kingdom $28,010

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 5.46 percent compared to last year to $85.75 million.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. rose 40 percent compared to last year to $64.61 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 24.85 percent compared to last year to $33.22 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 4.75 percent compared to last year to $26.08 million.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii fell 29.5 percent compared to last year to $23.98 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 $33.27 million, 22.21 percent, (59.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $10.69 million, 14.79 percent, (27.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia decreased $18.71 million, 43.8 percent, (7.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $11.39 million, 47460 percent, (3.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa decreased $1.31 million, 31 percent, (0.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.21 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $304.43 million of the $306.86 million total.

All totaled, 76.14 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $233.65 million of the $306.86 million total