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

Exports: Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil

Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil, the No. 712 export by value totaled $11.3 million for the month of March, $26.75 million through March of 2019, and $120.35 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
1Canada$10.05 M
2Mexico$8.99 M
3Australia$4.17 M
4Japan$1.95 M
5Vietnam$323,612
6Taiwan$299,838
7United Arab Emirates$202,636
8India$139,777
9South Korea$97,711
10The Netherlands$74,493
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U.S. exports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil decreased 20.39 percent through March to $26.75 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil decreased 20.39 percent from $33.6 million to $26.75 million through the first three 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 712 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 659 for the last full year with a total value of $120.35 million, a $24.59 million, 25.68 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. 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 India, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $10,051,149
2Mexico $8,987,983
3Australia $4,174,512
4Japan $1,945,790
5Vietnam $323,612
6Taiwan $299,838
7United Arab Emirates $202,636
8India $139,777
9South Korea $97,711
10The Netherlands $74,493

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $10,906,384
2Laredo $9,039,313
3New Orleans $9,027,877
4San Francisco $5,609,759
5Los Angeles $1,479,545
6Seattle $1,164,342
7Buffalo $969,792
8San Diego $734,116
9Pembina, N.D. $618,287
10Charleston $543,712

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 18.75 percent compared to last year to $5.18 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 38.35 percent compared to last year to $4.21 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 67.37 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 6.02 percent compared to last year to $1.81 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 32.39 percent compared to last year to $1.81 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 decreased $1.43 million, 12.44 percent, (37.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.3 million, 16.9 percent, (33.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $4.09 million, 4760.58 percent, (15.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $557,362, 22.27 percent, (7.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam decreased $71,656, 18.13 percent, (1.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.27 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $25.48 million of the $26.75 million total.

All totaled, 56.46 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $15.1 million of the $26.75 million total