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

Imports: Oil

Oil, the No. 2 import by value totaled $12.18 billion for the month of November, $147.28 billion through November 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$57.29 B
2Saudi Arabia$19.71 B
3Mexico$13.41 B
4Iraq$11.42 B
5Venezuela$9.54 B
6Colombia$5.98 B
7Nigeria$4.63 B
8Brazil$3.75 B
9Ecuador$3.72 B
10Angola$2.42 B
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January – November 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $147.28 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,891,240,614
2Port of Peoria, Ill. $11,719,269,614
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $11,534,062,516
4Port of Houston $10,240,823,772
5Port of Wilmington, Dela. $8,413,132,288
6Port of Morgan City, La. $6,271,376,585
7Port of Long Beach $6,166,743,294
8Port of El Segundo, Calif. $5,153,023,037
9Port of Lake Charles, La. $4,951,144,472
10Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $4,808,372,631

U.S. imports of Oil increased 20.95 percent through November to $147.28 billion

U.S. imports of Oil increased 20.95 percent from $121.77 billion to $147.28 billion through the first 11 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 November 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 November 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 – November 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $57,294,903,644
2Saudi Arabia $19,711,864,614
3Mexico $13,414,190,280
4Iraq $11,417,888,764
5Venezuela $9,544,378,839
6Colombia $5,982,739,911
7Nigeria $4,626,610,621
8Brazil $3,751,912,332
9Ecuador $3,720,208,683
10Angola $2,419,053,979

January – November 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 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 33.19 percent compared to last year to $11.89 billion.
  • Port of Peoria, Ill. rose 31.32 percent compared to last year to $11.72 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 26.86 percent compared to last year to $11.53 billion.
  • Port of Houston rose 17.61 percent compared to last year to $10.24 billion.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 23.92 percent compared to last year to $8.41 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 $11.81 billion, 25.97 percent, (38.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Saudi Arabia increased $3.49 billion, 21.52 percent, (13.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $4.62 billion, 52.56 percent, (9.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Iraq increased $1.65 billion, 16.84 percent, (7.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Venezuela decreased $301.47 million, 3.06 percent, (6.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.63 percent of all these Oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $111.38 billion of the $147.28 billion total.

All totaled, 36.53 percent of all these Oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $53.8 billion of the $147.28 billion total