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

Exports: Misc. vegetable fats, oils

Misc. vegetable fats, oils, the No. 385 export by value totaled $31.45 million for the month of December, $486.89 million through December of 2018, and $682.1 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$66.01 M
2Saudi Arabia$55.59 M
3Republic Of Yemen$33.88 M
4Egypt$31.99 M
5Kuwait$31.76 M
6Mexico$20.21 M
7United Arab Emirates$17.27 M
8The Netherlands$17.14 M
9Spain$15.03 M
10Turkey$13.38 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $486.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $193,320,794
2Port of Houston $67,130,215
3Port of Virginia $27,246,661
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $21,522,031
5Port Miami $17,300,212
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $15,161,987
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $14,700,544
8Port of Los Angeles $13,791,519
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,659,808
10Port of New York $12,229,466

U.S. exports of Misc. vegetable fats, oils decreased 28.62 percent through December to $486.89 million

U.S. exports of Misc. vegetable fats, oils decreased 28.62 percent from $682.1 million to $486.89 million in 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 385 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 315 for the last full year with a total value of $682.1 million, a $55.12 million, 8.79 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 YEMEN, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Kuwait. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $66,011,283
2Saudi Arabia $55,591,112
3YEMEN $33,878,471
4Egypt $31,985,283
5Kuwait $31,755,016
6Mexico $20,211,084
7United Arab Emirates $17,274,079
8The Netherlands $17,139,739
9Spain $15,027,582
10Turkey $13,384,337

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW ORLEANS, LA $101,905,754
2HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $38,041,246
3DETROIT, MI $13,617,894
4LOS ANGELES, CA $12,707,014
5MIAMI, FL $11,440,502
6SAN FRANCISCO, CA $11,372,600
7SEATTLE, WA $7,987,576
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $7,276,904
9BUFFALO, NY $7,193,504
10LAREDO, TX $4,329,976

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 42.26 percent compared to last year to $193.32 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 52.78 percent compared to last year to $67.13 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 34.13 percent compared to last year to $27.25 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 28.4 percent compared to last year to $21.52 million.
  • Port Miami fell 16.15 percent compared to last year to $17.3 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. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $9.52 million, 16.86 percent, (13.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Saudi Arabia decreased $29.55 million, 34.7 percent, (11.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 YEMEN decreased $2.58 million, 7.09 percent, (6.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Egypt decreased $19.14 million, 37.44 percent, (6.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Kuwait decreased $4.51 million, 12.44 percent, (6.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 45.03 percent of all these Misc. vegetable fats, oils exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $219.22 million of the $486.89 million total.

All totaled, 67.06 percent of all these Misc. vegetable fats, oils exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $326.52 million of the $486.89 million total