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

Exports: Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil

Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil, the No. 700 export by value totaled $8.91 million for the month of December, $120.35 million through December 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$41.07 M
2Mexico$32.57 M
3Japan$10.34 M
4Australia$7.63 M
5Malaysia$6.8 M
6Libya$5.1 M
7India$3.87 M
8Egypt$2.18 M
9Taiwan$1.87 M
10South Africa$1.51 M
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U.S. exports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil increased 25.68 percent through December to $120.35 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil increased 25.68 percent from $95.76 million to $120.35 million in 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 December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 745 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Malaysia. 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..

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 Australia. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $41,066,327
2Mexico $32,565,461
3Japan $10,340,390
4Australia $7,625,573
5Malaysia $6,803,262
6Libya $5,103,500
7India $3,870,755
8Egypt $2,176,250
9Taiwan $1,868,958
10South Africa $1,506,680

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $16,193,376
2LAREDO, TX $14,367,662
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $12,748,116
4SAN FRANCISCO, CA $8,391,334
5LOS ANGELES, CA $2,241,068
6SEATTLE, WA $1,653,072
7BUFFALO, NY $1,241,690
8PEMBINA, ND $1,022,446
9CHARLESTON, SC $888,814
10NEW YORK CITY, NY $700,934

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 31.3 percent compared to last year to $21.47 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 64.08 percent compared to last year to $14.08 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 89.62 percent compared to last year to $12.71 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 11.24 percent compared to last year to $7.7 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 22.86 percent compared to last year to $7.6 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 $4.93 million, 13.66 percent, (34.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $9.47 million, 41.02 percent, (27.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $710,083, 6.43 percent, (8.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $4.51 million, 145.05 percent, (6.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $784,297, 13.03 percent, (5.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.76 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $98.4 million of the $120.35 million total.

All totaled, 52.8 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $63.55 million of the $120.35 million total