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

Exports: Soybean oil

Soybean oil, the No. 312 export by value totaled $58.11 million for the month of August, $474.48 million through August of 2019, and $879.4 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1South Korea$177.14 M
2Mexico$71.98 M
3Dominican Republic$69.11 M
4Guatemala$41.71 M
5Colombia$25.39 M
6Jamaica$16.07 M
7Canada$15.36 M
8Peru$9.09 M
9Trinidad and Tobago$6.08 M
10El Salvador$5.48 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $474.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $215,737,251
2Port of Virginia $109,448,884
3Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $36,742,876
4Port Laredo $31,735,772
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $26,034,494
6Port of New York $12,734,700
7Port Everglades, Fla. $5,564,459
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,967,962
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $3,776,694
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,244,810

U.S. exports of Soybean oil decreased 27.03 percent through August to $474.48 million

U.S. exports of Soybean oil decreased 27.03 percent from $650.27 million to $474.48 million through the first eight 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 312 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 263 for the last full year with a total value of $879.4 million, a $4.35 million, 0.49 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $177,141,552
2Mexico $71,983,163
3Dominican Republic $69,114,850
4Guatemala $41,708,045
5Colombia $25,394,144
6Jamaica $16,071,318
7Canada $15,360,336
8Peru $9,086,000
9Trinidad and Tobago $6,084,444
10El Salvador $5,484,532

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $143,242,176
2Norfolk $45,822,856
3Laredo $42,660,059
4Houston $7,432,694
5Miami $6,293,938
6New York City $4,516,478
7Pembina, N.D. $3,199,059
8Detroit $2,799,245
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,523,703
10El Paso $1,343,670

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 31.17 percent compared to last year to $215.74 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 14.36 percent compared to last year to $109.45 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 10.56 percent compared to last year to $36.74 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 32.97 percent compared to last year to $31.74 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 57.18 percent compared to last year to $26.03 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 South Korea increased $15.41 million, 9.53 percent, (37.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $23.4 million, 24.53 percent, (15.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic increased $643,754, 0.94 percent, (14.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Guatemala increased $1.86 million, 4.66 percent, (8.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Colombia decreased $44.94 million, 63.89 percent, (5.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.21 percent of all these Soybean oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $385.34 million of the $474.48 million total.

All totaled, 88.45 percent of all these Soybean oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $419.7 million of the $474.48 million total