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

Exports: Soybean oil

Soybean oil, the No. 311 export by value totaled $33.98 million for the month of February, $110.9 million through February 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$31.9 M
2Mexico$20.75 M
3Dominican Republic$17.32 M
4Colombia$10.96 M
5Guatemala$10.78 M
6Jamaica$4.61 M
7Canada$3.69 M
8Japan$1.53 M
9Saudi Arabia$1.21 M
10El Salvador$1.11 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $110.9 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $37,333,540
2Port of Virginia $24,239,852
3Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $15,997,135
4Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $10,052,290
5Port Laredo $8,467,588
6Port of New York $3,180,729
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,670,912
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $1,343,494
9Port Everglades, Fla. $1,222,761
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $897,698

U.S. exports of Soybean oil decreased 16.68 percent through February to $110.9 million

U.S. exports of Soybean oil decreased 16.68 percent from $133.1 million to $110.9 million through the first two 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 311 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 280 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Guatemala. 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 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Colombia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Guatemala 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $31,903,663
2Mexico $20,749,429
3Dominican Republic $17,321,736
4Colombia $10,963,392
5Guatemala $10,782,453
6Jamaica $4,606,835
7Canada $3,686,350
8Japan $1,526,866
9Saudi Arabia $1,209,558
10El Salvador $1,112,397

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 43.07 percent compared to last year to $37.33 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 18.4 percent compared to last year to $24.24 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $16 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 21.52 percent compared to last year to $10.05 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 33.43 percent compared to last year to $8.47 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 decreased $8.58 million, 21.2 percent, (28.77 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $5.38 million, 20.6 percent, (18.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic increased $10.23 million, 144.14 percent, (15.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Colombia decreased $16.74 million, 60.43 percent, (9.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Guatemala increased $694,293, 6.88 percent, (9.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.7 percent of all these Soybean oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $91.72 million of the $110.9 million total.

All totaled, 86.64 percent of all these Soybean oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $96.09 million of the $110.9 million total