Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Coal, briquettes

Coal, briquettes, the No. 528 import by value totaled $21.85 million for the month of February, $59.16 million through February of 2020, and $527.97 million for all of 2019, 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$38.82 M
2Indonesia$7.81 M
3Russia$7.75 M
4China$2.55 M
5Canada$2.19 M
6Germany$13,707
7United Kingdom$10,080
8The Netherlands$4,500
9Sweden$3,750
10Taiwan$0
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U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes decreased 23.47 percent through February to $59.16 million

U.S. imports of Coal, briquettes decreased 23.47 percent from $77.3 million to $59.16 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 528 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 493 for the last full year with a total value of $527.97 million, a $45.64 million, 9.46 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 China and No. 5 Canada. 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 Port of Portland, Maine and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Mexico. 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 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii and No. 5 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $38,824,898
2Indonesia $7,811,707
3Russia $7,754,933
4China $2,546,406
5Canada $2,192,786
6Germany $13,707
7United Kingdom $10,080
8The Netherlands $4,500
9Sweden $3,750
10Mexico $0

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $10,155,262
2San Juan $9,230,469
3Detroit $5,172,254
4Great Falls, Mont. $4,025,329
5Honolulu $3,949,438
6Pembina, N.D. $2,059,165
7Jacksonville/Tampa $1,702,702
8New Orleans $758,870
9Houston $346,440
10New York City $17,850

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 25.15 percent compared to last year to $26.91 million.
  • Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. totaled $15.38 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii rose 86.97 percent compared to last year to $7.79 million.
  • Port of Portland, Maine fell 42.5 percent compared to last year to $2.59 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $2.54 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $13.44 million, 25.72 percent, (65.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Indonesia increased $3.62 million, 86.23 percent, (13.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $2.01 million, 34.93 percent, (13.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $2.54 million, 99995 percent, (4.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $12.79 million, 85.36 percent, (3.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.95 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $59.13 million of the $59.16 million total.

All totaled, 93.32 percent of all these Coal, briquettes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $55.21 million of the $59.16 million total