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

Imports: Petroleum products

Petroleum products, the No. 230 import by value totaled $180.05 million for the month of October, $1.4 billion through October of 2018, and $1.08 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$862.99 M
2Spain$171.88 M
3Argentina$70.7 M
4Brazil$58.27 M
5Venezuela$38.92 M
6Greece$38.25 M
7China$26.41 M
8United Kingdom$23.26 M
9Japan$20.24 M
10Colombia$14.75 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.4 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $100,906,965
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $100,661,519
3Port of Providence, R.I. $98,035,148
4Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $88,570,107
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $87,967,154
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $68,792,479
7Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $67,084,072
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $57,302,135
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $53,157,950
10Port of New Orleans $51,925,612

U.S. imports of Petroleum products increased 52.54 percent through October to $1.4 billion

U.S. imports of Petroleum products increased 52.54 percent from $917.88 million to $1.4 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 230 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 295 for the last full year with a total value of $1.08 billion, a $324.06 million, 42.95 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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 Port of Portsmouth, N.H. and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $862,991,957
2Spain $171,877,979
3Argentina $70,697,373
4Brazil $58,267,179
5Venezuela $38,924,602
6Greece $38,245,650
7China $26,408,022
8United Kingdom $23,257,004
9Japan $20,240,737
10Colombia $14,750,539

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $35,251,928
2Pembina, N.D. $22,243,594
3Portland, Maine $19,754,712
4Providence, R.I. $15,998,592
5Duluth, Minn. $12,985,332
6Baltimore $12,386,639
7Seattle $12,317,581
8Port Arthur, Texas $8,915,474
9Great Falls, Mont. $8,531,263
10Portland/Columbia-Snake River $7,740,983

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:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 126.61 percent compared to last year to $100.91 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 23.65 percent compared to last year to $100.66 million.
  • Port of Providence, R.I. rose 79.84 percent compared to last year to $98.04 million.
  • Port of Portsmouth, N.H. rose 47.05 percent compared to last year to $88.57 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 31.58 percent compared to last year to $87.97 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 $250.33 million, 40.86 percent, (61.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Spain increased $80.93 million, 88.99 percent, (12.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina increased $39.19 million, 124.42 percent, (5.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil increased $37.72 million, 183.59 percent, (4.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Venezuela decreased $56 million, 59 percent, (2.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.91 percent of all these Petroleum products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.2 billion of the $1.4 billion total.

All totaled, 34.01 percent of all these Petroleum products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $476.14 million of the $1.4 billion total