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Table 3.7 Value of Fossil Fuel Imports, 1949-2011 (Billion Dollars)
Table 3.7  Value of Fossil Fuel Imports, 1949-2011
                     (Billion Dollars)


Year
Coal Coal Coke Natural Gas Crude Oil 1 Petroleum Products 2 Total
Nominal 3 Real 4 Nominal 3 Real 4 Nominal 3 Real 4 Nominal 3 Real 4 Nominal 3 Real 4 Nominal 3 Real 4
1949 (s) 0.02 (s) 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.30 2.10 0.14 0.95 0.45 3.09
1950 (s) .02 .01 .04 .00 .00 .37 2.52 .21 R 1.46 .59 4.04
1951 (s) .02 (s) .01 .00 .00 .37 2.39 .23 1.44 .61 R 3.85
1952 (s) .01 (s) .03 (s) .01 .42 2.65 .25 1.58 .68 4.28
1953 (s) .01 (s) .01 (s) .01 .51 3.15 .25 1.56 .77 4.74
1954 (s) .01 (s) .01 (s) .01 .54 3.34 .28 1.74 .83 R 5.10
1955 (s) .02 (s) .01 (s) .01 .65 R 3.94 .44 2.66 1.10 6.64
1956 (s) .02 (s) .01 (s) .01 .84 4.88 .45 2.61 1.29 R 7.52
1957 (s) .02 (s) .01 (s) .02 .98 R 5.52 .57 3.20 1.56 R 8.77
1958 (s) .01 (s) .01 .02 .12 .94 5.18 .68 3.78 1.65 R 9.10
1959 (s) .01 (s) .01 .03 .14 .87 R 4.75 .66 3.61 1.57 R 8.53
1960 (s) .01 (s) .01 .03 .15 .90 4.81 .73 3.93 1.66 R 8.91
1961 (s) .01 (s) .01 .04 .24 .93 4.96 .71 R 3.77 1.69 R 8.98
1962 (s) .01 (s) .01 .09 .45 1.01 R 5.30 .75 3.95 1.86 R 9.72
1963 (s) .01 (s) .01 .10 .51 1.03 5.32 .74 3.83 1.87 R 9.67
1964 (s) .01 (s) .01 .10 .51 1.08 5.52 .78 4.00 1.97 R 10.04
1965 (s) .01 (s) .01 .11 .53 1.12 5.62 .92 R 4.63 2.15 R 10.79
1966 (s) .01 (s) .01 .11 .52 1.12 5.44 .99 4.82 2.21 R 10.79
1967 (s) .01 (s) .01 .13 .61 1.06 5.04 1.02 4.81 2.21 R 10.47
1968 (s) .01 (s) .01 .15 .67 1.18 R 5.37 1.16 R 5.28 2.50 R 11.34
1969 (s) (s) (s) .01 .20 .84 1.30 5.62 1.24 5.36 2.74 R 11.84
1970 (s) (s) (s) .01 .26 1.06 1.26 5.18 1.48 R 6.09 3.00 R 12.34
1971 (s) .01 .01 .02 .31 1.22 1.69 R 6.60 1.66 R 6.48 3.66 R 14.33
1972 (s) (s) (s) .02 .31 1.18 2.37 R 8.89 1.99 R 7.46 4.68 R 17.55
1973 (s) .01 .04 .14 .36 1.29 4.24 R 15.07 3.50 R 12.43 8.14 R 28.94
1974 .06 .19 .19 .63 .53 1.73 15.25 R 49.70 11.01 R 35.88 27.05 R 88.13
1975 .02 .06 .16 .47 1.15 3.43 18.29 R 54.45 6.77 R 20.15 26.39 R 78.56
1976 .02 .05 .11 .31 1.66 R 4.67 25.46 R 71.67 6.65 R 18.73 33.90 R 95.43
1977 .04 .10 .13 .35 2.00 R 5.29 33.59 R 88.91 8.42 R 22.28 44.18 R 116.93
1978 .07 .18 .41 1.01 2.06 5.10 32.30 R 79.88 7.30 R 18.06 42.15 R 104.23
1979 .05 .12 .34 .78 3.13 7.14 46.06 R 105.16 10.45 R 23.86 60.03 R 137.05
1980 .03 .06 .05 .11 4.21 8.82 61.90 R 129.52 12.54 R 26.24 78.74 R 164.75
1981 .03 .06 .04 .08 4.41 R 8.44 61.46 R 117.58 14.30 R 27.35 80.24 R 153.51
1982 .02 .04 .01 .02 4.69 R 8.46 45.72 R 82.45 13.86 R 25.00 64.31 R 115.96
1983 .04 .07 (s) (s) 4.39 R 7.61 36.49 R 63.30 14.84 R 25.74 55.77 R 96.73
1984 .05 .08 .05 .08 3.44 5.75 36.44 R 60.93 17.87 R 29.87 57.84 R 96.70
1985 .07 .11 .04 .07 3.05 4.95 32.90 R 53.39 17.47 R 28.34 53.53 R 86.86
1986 .08 .13 .03 .04 1.82 2.90 22.61 R 35.89 12.18 R 19.34 36.72 R 58.29
1987 .06 .09 .05 .08 R 1.94 R 2.99 29.13 R 44.94 12.37 R 19.08 43.54 R 67.17
1988 .06 .10 .19 .29 2.38 3.55 27.55 R 41.09 12.43 R 18.55 42.62 R 63.57
1989 .10 .14 .22 .31 2.51 R 3.61 35.53 R 51.06 13.50 R 19.40 R 51.86 R 74.53
1990 .09 .13 .07 .10 2.97 R 4.11 43.78 R 60.59 16.90 R 23.39 63.83 R 88.32
1991 .11 .15 .09 .12 R 3.25 R 4.34 36.90 R 49.32 13.17 R 17.60 R 53.52 R 71.53
1992 .13 .17 .14 .19 R 3.95 R 5.16 38.55 R 50.33 11.98 R 15.65 R 54.76 R 71.49
1993 .25 .32 .17 .21 4.77 R 6.09 38.47 R 49.14 11.74 R 15.00 55.40 R 70.76
1994 .27 .34 .27 .34 R 4.91 6.14 38.48 R 48.14 11.14 R 13.94 R 55.08 R 68.90
1995 .32 .40 .33 .40 4.23 5.19 42.81 R 52.46 9.95 R 12.19 57.64 R 70.64
1996 .27 .33 .24 .29 5.79 R 6.96 54.93 R 66.06 15.27 R 18.36 R 76.50 R 92.00
1997 .26 .30 .25 .30 6.50 7.68 54.23 R 64.08 5 16.93 5,R 20.00 78.16 R 92.36
1998 .28 .33 .29 .34 6.21 7.26 37.25 R 43.53 13.01 R 15.20 57.05 R 66.66
1999 .28 .32 .23 .26 8.03 R 9.25 50.89 R 58.60 16.28 R 18.75 75.71 R 87.18
2000 .38 .42 .25 .28 14.94 R 16.84 89.88 R 101.30 29.38 R 33.11 134.81 R 151.95
2001 .67 .74 .19 .21 17.62 R 19.42 74.29 R 81.89 28.45 R 31.36 121.23 R 133.62
2002 .60 .65 .24 R .26 R 12.65 R 13.72 79.25 R 85.96 23.52 R 25.51 R 116.26 R 126.11
2003 .79 .84 .24 .25 20.39 R 21.66 101.80 R 108.14 30.64 R 32.55 153.85 R 163.43
2004 1.02 1.06 1.23 1.27 24.74 R 25.56 136.03 R 140.55 43.24 R 44.67 206.26 R 213.11
2005 1.42 1.42 .78 .78 35.25 35.25 182.94 182.94 67.12 67.12 287.52 287.52
2006 1.78 1.72 .64 .62 28.80 R 27.90 225.16 R 218.11 74.56 R 72.22 330.93 R 320.57
2007 1.73 1.63 .48 .45 31.65 R 29.80 245.77 R 231.36 81.85 R 77.05 361.48 R 340.29
2008 2.05 1.88 1.68 1.54 34.66 R 31.92 353.54 R 325.59 96.31 R 88.70 488.23 R 449.64
2009 1.45 1.32 .09 .08 15.72 R 14.32 194.60 R 177.35 57.23 R 52.16 269.09 R 245.23
2010 1.39 R 1.25 .40 .36 R 16.91 R 15.23 R 260.11 R 234.35 R 73.36 R 66.09 R 352.16 R 317.29
2011 P 1.35 P 1.19 P .55 P .49 E 14.61 E 12.89 P 336.80 P 297.10 P 99.49 P 87.76 P 452.79 P 399.43
1Beginning in 1977, includes imports for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. 5There is a discontinuity in this time series between 1996 and 1997 due to the addition of the
commodity category "Other Mineral Fuels."
2Includes petroleum preparations, liquefied propane and butane, and, beginning in 1997, other mineral
fuels.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  (s)=Less than 0.005 billion. 
3See "Nominal Dollars" in Glossary. Notes:  -  Includes value of imports into Puerto Rico from foreign countries;  excludes receipts into the 50
States and the District of Columbia from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  -  Totals may not equal sum of
components due to independent rounding.
4In chained (2005) dollars, calculated by using gross domestic product implicit price deflators in Table
D1.  See "Chained Dollars" in Glossary.
Sources:  Coal and Coal Coke:  Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division, unpublished data. 
Natural Gas:  -  1949-1962-Bureau of the Census, U.S. Imports of Merchandise for Consumption,
FT110.  -  1963-Bureau of the Census, U.S. Imports of Merchandise for Consumption, FT125.
-  1964-1971-Bureau of the Census, U.S. Imports for Consumption and General Imports, FT246.  -  1972
and 1973-Federal Power Commission (FPC), Pipeline Imports and Exports of Natural Gas - Imports and
Exports of LNG.  -  1974-1977-FPC, United States Imports and Exports of Natural Gas, annual reports.
-  1978-1981-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Imports and Exports of Natural Gas,
annual reports.  -  1982-2009-EIA, Natural Gas Monthly (NGM), monthly reports.
-  2010-EIA, NGM (April 2012), Table 4.  -  2011-EIA estimate based on volume and revenue data from
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy.  Crude Oil and Petroleum Products:
-  1949-1962-Bureau of the Census, U.S. Imports of Merchandise for Consumption, FT110.
-  1963-Bureau of the Census, U.S. Imports of Merchandise for Consumption, FT125.
-  1964-1988-Bureau of the Census, U.S. Imports for Consumption, FT135.  -  1989 forward-Bureau of
the Census, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Merchandise Trade, FT900, "Exports and Imports of Goods by
Principal SITC Commodity Groupings," Annual Revisions and December 2011 issue.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)