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

Imports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 246 import by value totaled $131.8 million for the month of August, $1 billion through August of 2019, and $1.58 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$697.67 M
2Greece$60.88 M
3Spain$48.25 M
4United Kingdom$37.39 M
5Turkey$36.38 M
6Japan$33.14 M
7Argentina$25.41 M
8Colombia$11 M
9Oman$9.91 M
10Venezuela$9 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $93,853,908
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $77,676,523
3Port of Providence, R.I. $67,102,345
4Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $62,659,142
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $52,529,427
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $45,398,837
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $44,696,239
8Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $43,237,035
9Port of New Orleans $41,079,006
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $39,714,125

U.S. imports of Petroleum products decreased 8.02 percent through August to $1 billion

U.S. imports of Petroleum products decreased 8.02 percent from $1.09 billion to $1 billion through the first eight 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 246 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 234 for the last full year with a total value of $1.58 billion, a $503.04 million, 46.64 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Greece, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Providence, R.I., No. 4 Port of Portsmouth, N.H. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Venezuela. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Providence, R.I., No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Portsmouth, N.H..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $697,669,940
2Greece $60,877,955
3Spain $48,246,460
4United Kingdom $37,391,355
5Turkey $36,375,612
6Japan $33,142,866
7Argentina $25,412,081
8Colombia $11,001,453
9Oman $9,905,482
10Venezuela $8,995,581

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $51,052,413
2Pembina, N.D. $48,872,125
3Duluth, Minn. $43,768,093
4Seattle $34,072,346
5Portland, Maine $27,851,060
6Baltimore $26,325,664
7Providence, R.I. $25,191,014
8Detroit $22,635,607
9Great Falls, Mont. $16,799,882
10Port Arthur, Texas $8,915,474

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 20.21 percent compared to last year to $93.85 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 20.57 percent compared to last year to $77.68 million.
  • Port of Providence, R.I. fell 25.48 percent compared to last year to $67.1 million.
  • Port of Portsmouth, N.H. fell 13.57 percent compared to last year to $62.66 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 16.81 percent compared to last year to $52.53 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 increased $1.75 million, 0.25 percent, (69.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Greece increased $44.61 million, 274.14 percent, (6.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain decreased $79.36 million, 62.19 percent, (4.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $29.08 million, 349.86 percent, (3.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey increased $36.38 million, 0 percent, (3.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.84 percent of all these Petroleum products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $880.56 million of the $1 billion total.

All totaled, 35.3 percent of all these Petroleum products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $353.82 million of the $1 billion total