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

Imports: Oil

Oil, the No. 2 import by value totaled $8.64 billion for the month of November, $116.64 billion through November 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$57.09 B
2Mexico$11.18 B
3Saudi Arabia$10.38 B
4Iraq$6.26 B
5Colombia$5.88 B
6Nigeria$3.93 B
7Ecuador$3.8 B
8Brazil$3.28 B
9Russia$3 B
10United Kingdom$1.47 B
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January – November 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $116.64 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Peoria, Ill. $12,217,026,956
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,253,058,062
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $7,241,487,255
4Port of Houston $6,518,317,380
5Port of Long Beach $5,441,342,932
6Port of Wilmington, Dela. $4,924,790,208
7Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $4,585,165,057
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $3,735,628,982
9St. Louis International Airport $3,476,269,106
10Port of El Segundo, Calif. $3,443,287,902

U.S. imports of Oil decreased 20.80 percent through November to $116.64 billion

U.S. imports of Oil decreased 20.80 percent from $147.28 billion to $116.64 billion through the first 11 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 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 $157.35 billion, a $24.41 billion, 18.36 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through November of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Iraq and No. 5 Colombia. 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.

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 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 – November 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $57,085,102,157
2Mexico $11,179,171,625
3Saudi Arabia $10,384,750,359
4Iraq $6,259,478,005
5Colombia $5,876,532,062
6Nigeria $3,931,293,013
7Ecuador $3,796,703,575
8Brazil $3,283,784,742
9Russia $2,997,537,299
10United Kingdom $1,473,667,730

January – November 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 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Peoria, Ill. rose 4.25 percent compared to last year to $12.22 billion.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 5.37 percent compared to last year to $11.25 billion.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 37.22 percent compared to last year to $7.24 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 36.35 percent compared to last year to $6.52 billion.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 11.76 percent compared to last year to $5.44 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 decreased $209.8 million, 0.37 percent, (48.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.24 billion, 16.66 percent, (9.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Saudi Arabia decreased $9.33 billion, 47.32 percent, (8.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Iraq decreased $5.16 billion, 45.18 percent, (5.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia decreased $106.21 million, 1.78 percent, (5.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.83 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 $90.79 billion of the $116.64 billion total.

All totaled, 36.58 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 $42.67 billion of the $116.64 billion total