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

Imports: LNG, other petroleum gases

LNG, other petroleum gases, the No. 73 import by value totaled $418.41 million for the month of May, $2.5 billion through May of 2020, and $9.13 billion 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
1Canada$2.19 B
2Trinidad and Tobago$200.32 M
3Equatorial Guinea$39.56 M
4Norway$26.47 M
5Nigeria$8.94 M
6South Korea$7.7 M
7Congo (Brazzaville)$6.25 M
8Mexico$5.71 M
9Ghana$4.48 M
10Peru$3.1 M
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U.S. imports of LNG, other petroleum gases decreased 47.74 percent through May to $2.5 billion

U.S. imports of LNG, other petroleum gases decreased 47.74 percent from $4.78 billion to $2.5 billion through the first five 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 73 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 34 for the last full year with a total value of $9.13 billion, a $592.23 million, 6.09 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 3 Equatorial Guinea, No. 4 Norway and No. 5 Nigeria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 2 Port Townsend, Wash., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Townsend, Wash., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Great Falls International Airport, Mont..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 27.25 percent compared to last year to $519.19 million.
  • Port Townsend, Wash. fell 58.35 percent compared to last year to $278.17 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 50.45 percent compared to last year to $275.7 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 52.14 percent compared to last year to $188.27 million.
  • Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. fell 52.76 percent compared to last year to $169.08 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 Canada decreased $1.99 billion, 47.56 percent, (87.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Trinidad and Tobago decreased $228.58 million, 53.29 percent, (8.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Equatorial Guinea increased $32.22 million, 438.62 percent, (1.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Norway increased $10.5 million, 65.72 percent, (1.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Nigeria increased $8.94 million, 0 percent, (0.36 percent market share).

All totaled, 98.72 percent of all these LNG, other petroleum gases imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $2.47 billion of the $2.5 billion total.

All totaled, 57.28 percent of all these LNG, other petroleum gases imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $1.43 billion of the $2.5 billion total