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

Imports: Oil

Oil, the No. 2 import by value totaled $13.93 billion for the month of October, $135.1 billion through October of 2018, and $132.94 billion 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
1Canada$52.81 B
2Saudi Arabia$17.53 B
3Mexico$12.31 B
4Iraq$10.6 B
5Venezuela$8.62 B
6Colombia$5.6 B
7Nigeria$4.26 B
8Brazil$3.57 B
9Ecuador$3.29 B
10Angola$2.36 B
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $135.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,026,764,362
2Port of Peoria, Ill. $10,751,658,573
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $10,558,524,010
4Port of Houston $9,342,982,513
5Port of Wilmington, Dela. $7,552,378,470
6Port of Morgan City, La. $6,023,582,300
7Port of Long Beach $5,588,575,328
8Port of El Segundo, Calif. $4,707,053,147
9Port of Lake Charles, La. $4,598,368,941
10Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $4,538,334,124

U.S. imports of Oil increased 22.91 percent through October to $135.1 billion

U.S. imports of Oil increased 22.91 percent from $109.92 billion to $135.1 billion 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 2 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 2 for the last full year with a total value of $132.94 billion, a $31.12 billion, 30.56 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Iraq and No. 5 Venezuela. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Peoria, Ill., No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, Dela..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 Iraq and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 2 Port of Peoria, Ill., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, Dela..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $52,810,813,173
2Saudi Arabia $17,531,578,846
3Mexico $12,309,150,470
4Iraq $10,596,034,111
5Venezuela $8,622,384,818
6Colombia $5,598,238,949
7Nigeria $4,255,179,341
8Brazil $3,573,230,623
9Ecuador $3,287,279,781
10Angola $2,358,043,196

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $3,779,694,446
2New Orleans $3,136,800,401
3Houston $2,818,311,115
4Philadelphia $2,437,931,718
5Port Arthur, Texas $1,801,706,087
6Los Angeles $1,792,295,014
7San Francisco $1,516,917,368
8Great Falls, Mont. $992,185,491
9Minneapolis $944,082,994
10Seattle $735,224,734

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 36.33 percent compared to last year to $11.03 billion.
  • Port of Peoria, Ill. rose 36.99 percent compared to last year to $10.75 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 29.54 percent compared to last year to $10.56 billion.
  • Port of Houston rose 19.48 percent compared to last year to $9.34 billion.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 21.86 percent compared to last year to $7.55 billion.

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 increased $11.6 billion, 28.15 percent, (39.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Saudi Arabia increased $2.61 billion, 17.47 percent, (12.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $4.67 billion, 61.1 percent, (9.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Iraq increased $1.95 billion, 22.58 percent, (7.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Venezuela decreased $421.35 million, 4.66 percent, (6.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.4 percent of all these Oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $101.87 billion of the $135.1 billion total.

All totaled, 36.44 percent of all these Oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $49.23 billion of the $135.1 billion total