Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Oil

Oil, the No. 2 import by value totaled $8.92 billion for the month of February, $19.3 billion through February of 2020, and $126.89 billion for all of 2019, 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$10.52 B
2Mexico$2.14 B
3Saudi Arabia$1.67 B
4Colombia$1.05 B
5Iraq$998.4 M
6Ecuador$696.02 M
7Brazil$461.38 M
8Russia$421.65 M
9Nigeria$224.13 M
10Libya$211.66 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $19.3 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,262,197,089
2Port of Peoria, Ill. $2,072,664,143
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $1,086,580,563
4Port of Long Beach $1,082,985,866
5Port of Houston $1,000,572,368
6Port of Los Angeles $788,329,314
7Port of Richmond, Calif. $694,354,726
8Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $604,031,371
9Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $574,827,975
10Port of Tulsa, Okla. $550,058,301

U.S. imports of Oil increased 9.10 percent through February to $19.3 billion

U.S. imports of Oil increased 9.10 percent from $17.69 billion to $19.3 billion through the first two months of 2020 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 $126.89 billion, a $30.46 billion, 19.36 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Iraq. 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 Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $10,517,946,134
2Mexico $2,143,761,237
3Saudi Arabia $1,672,377,102
4Colombia $1,052,090,563
5Iraq $998,399,803
6Ecuador $696,020,532
7Brazil $461,376,290
8Russia $421,654,243
9Nigeria $224,126,693
10Libya $211,663,974

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $2,264,545,727
2Houston $1,068,383,931
3Los Angeles $922,988,740
4San Francisco $736,939,622
5Port Arthur, Texas $644,241,886
6Philadelphia $605,370,175
7Great Falls, Mont. $523,898,128
8Seattle $459,647,268
9Minneapolis $428,023,387
10New Orleans $405,223,477

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 102.08 percent compared to last year to $2.26 billion.
  • Port of Peoria, Ill. rose 41.8 percent compared to last year to $2.07 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 5.52 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 23.31 percent compared to last year to $1.08 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 26.01 percent compared to last year to $1 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 $3.65 billion, 53.15 percent, (54.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $165 million, 8.34 percent, (11.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Saudi Arabia decreased $484.05 million, 22.45 percent, (8.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia increased $45.59 million, 4.53 percent, (5.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Iraq decreased $492.21 million, 33.02 percent, (5.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.9 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 $16.38 billion of the $19.3 billion total.

All totaled, 38.89 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 $7.51 billion of the $19.3 billion total