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

Exports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 740 export by value totaled $4.19 million for the month of May, $33.92 million through May of 2020, and $87.16 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$30.14 M
2Mexico$2.87 M
3Japan$512,190
4Jamaica$103,571
5Dominican Republic$96,560
6United Kingdom$78,750
7Trinidad and Tobago$70,517
8Australia$24,075
9Thailand$12,135
10Indonesia$7,862
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U.S. exports of Palm oil increased 4.52 percent through May to $33.92 million

U.S. exports of Palm oil increased 4.52 percent from $32.45 million to $33.92 million through the first five 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 740 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 774 for the last full year with a total value of $87.16 million, a $5.65 million, 6.09 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Jamaica and No. 5 Panama. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Eagle Pass and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Haiti and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 International Falls, Minn., No. 4 Port of Eastport, Idaho and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 34.7 percent compared to last year to $13.8 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 196.69 percent compared to last year to $9.75 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 395.63 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
  • Eagle Pass rose 176.39 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 21.12 percent compared to last year to $1.43 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $7.97 million, 9.22 percent, (231.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $2.46 million, 60.46 percent, (19.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan decreased $404,392, 31.14 percent, (2.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Jamaica increased $739,868, 3194.59 percent, (2.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Panama increased $54,154, 184.35 percent, (0.25 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.5 percent of all these Palm oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $86.72 million of the $87.16 million total.

All totaled, 87.9 percent of all these Palm oil exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $29.82 million of the $33.92 million total