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

Imports: Oil

Oil, the No. 2 import by value totaled $8.15 billion for the month of February, $17.69 billion through February of 2019, and $157.35 billion 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
1Canada$6.87 B
2Saudi Arabia$2.16 B
3Mexico$1.98 B
4Iraq$1.49 B
5Venezuela$1.1 B
6Colombia$1.01 B
7Ecuador$606.72 M
8Russia$381.97 M
9Nigeria$312.3 M
10Brazil$280.82 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $17.69 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Peoria, Ill. $1,461,688,622
2Port of Houston $1,352,228,995
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $1,150,059,275
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,119,435,183
5Port of Long Beach $878,247,269
6Port of Wilmington, Dela. $860,087,653
7Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $753,483,968
8Port of El Segundo, Calif. $684,868,878
9Port of Lake Charles, La. $653,759,621
10Port of Newark $577,434,988

U.S. imports of Oil decreased 26.52 percent through February to $17.69 billion

U.S. imports of Oil decreased 26.52 percent from $24.07 billion to $17.69 billion through the first two 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 2 through February 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 $157.35 billion, a $24.41 billion, 18.36 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February 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 Port of Peoria, Ill., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

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

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $6,867,681,426
2Saudi Arabia $2,156,428,593
3Mexico $1,978,759,967
4Iraq $1,490,614,583
5Venezuela $1,104,692,551
6Colombia $1,006,501,902
7Ecuador $606,720,740
8Russia $381,968,836
9Nigeria $312,303,946
10Brazil $280,823,017

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $7,003,991,762
2Houston $5,750,979,402
3New Orleans $4,660,332,877
4Philadelphia $4,625,938,321
5Port Arthur, Texas $4,004,753,484
6Los Angeles $3,966,135,856
7San Francisco $3,186,218,289
8Great Falls, Mont. $1,715,156,084
9Mobile $1,559,516,693
10New York City $1,469,887,807

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 Peoria, Ill. fell 29.43 percent compared to last year to $1.46 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 25.24 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 25.05 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 34.47 percent compared to last year to $1.12 billion.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 47.87 percent compared to last year to $878.25 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 $2.76 billion, 28.7 percent, (38.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Saudi Arabia decreased $100.34 million, 4.45 percent, (12.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $253 million, 11.34 percent, (11.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Iraq decreased $905.77 million, 37.8 percent, (8.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Venezuela decreased $83.94 million, 7.06 percent, (6.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.87 percent of all these Oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $13.6 billion of the $17.69 billion total.

All totaled, 33.7 percent of all these Oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $5.96 billion of the $17.69 billion total