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

Exports: Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil

Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil, the No. 700 export by value totaled $11.43 million for the month of October, $100.55 million through October of 2018, and $95.76 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$33.77 M
2Mexico$27.58 M
3Japan$7.88 M
4Malaysia$6.62 M
5Libya$5.1 M
6Australia$4.14 M
7India$3.83 M
8Egypt$2.17 M
9Taiwan$1.52 M
10South Africa$1.51 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $100.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $17,160,081
2Port of New Orleans $12,713,787
3Port Laredo $11,353,065
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,509,692
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $6,073,350
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,876,838
7Brownsville International Bridges $5,585,324
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $5,227,691
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $3,774,317
10Port of Charleston $3,674,524

U.S. exports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil increased 23.88 percent through October to $100.55 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil increased 23.88 percent from $81.17 million to $100.55 million through the first 10 months of 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 700 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 738 for the last full year with a total value of $95.76 million, a $95,705, 0.10 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Libya. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Richmond, Calif., No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $33,766,248
2Mexico $27,577,989
3Japan $7,876,118
4Malaysia $6,615,920
5Libya $5,103,500
6Australia $4,140,821
7India $3,831,187
8Egypt $2,173,317
9Taiwan $1,518,358
10South Africa $1,506,680

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $6,374,058
2Detroit $5,514,358
3Laredo $4,708,330
4San Francisco $1,962,163
5Los Angeles $911,388
6Seattle $575,006
7Pembina, N.D. $371,186
8Buffalo $362,970
9Charleston $357,465
10Atlanta/Savannah $318,489

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 18.34 percent compared to last year to $17.16 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 156.2 percent compared to last year to $12.71 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 48.45 percent compared to last year to $11.35 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 24.35 percent compared to last year to $6.51 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 385.64 percent compared to last year to $6.07 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 $2.1 million, 6.62 percent, (33.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $8.41 million, 43.9 percent, (27.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $1.9 million, 19.47 percent, (7.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia increased $1.74 million, 35.77 percent, (6.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Libya increased $5.1 million, 0 percent, (5.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.49 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $80.94 million of the $100.55 million total.

All totaled, 53.51 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $53.81 million of the $100.55 million total