Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Tall oil, or liquid rosin

Tall oil, or liquid rosin, the No. 643 export by value totaled $9.46 million for the month of December, $151.4 million in 2019, and $143.84 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

RankCountry2019
1Japan$34.19 M
2Finland$33.03 M
3Sweden$28.67 M
4France$21.42 M
5China$10.58 M
6The Netherlands$6.01 M
7South Africa$3.64 M
8Canada$2.86 M
9South Korea$2.86 M
10Mexico$1.72 M
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U.S. exports of Tall oil, or liquid rosin increased 5.26 percent through December 2019 to $151.4 million

U.S. exports of Tall oil, or liquid rosin increased 5.26 percent from $143.84 million to $151.4 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 643 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 658 for the last full year with a total value of $143.84 million, a $10.98 million, 8.26 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Finland, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 France and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 France and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $34,193,621
2Finland $33,028,612
3Sweden $28,671,611
4France $21,418,402
5China $10,576,210
6The Netherlands $6,012,032
7South Africa $3,638,041
8Canada $2,860,446
9South Korea $2,857,977
10Mexico $1,718,722

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $16,949,136
2Atlanta/Savannah $9,739,207
3New Orleans $9,339,025
4Charleston $4,813,456
5Wilmington $2,035,813
6Houston $1,225,153
7Laredo $415,981
8Pembina, N.D. $362,856
9Detroit $277,402
10Duluth, Minn. $201,795

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 26.2 percent compared to last year to $52.54 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 20.35 percent compared to last year to $35.48 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.72 percent compared to last year to $27.46 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 154.99 percent compared to last year to $17.23 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 19.64 percent compared to last year to $13.07 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 Japan increased $6.87 million, 25.13 percent, (22.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Finland increased $2.52 million, 8.26 percent, (21.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Sweden increased $2.91 million, 11.3 percent, (18.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $3.89 million, 22.19 percent, (14.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $2.24 million, 17.48 percent, (6.99 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.47 percent of all these Tall oil, or liquid rosin exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $127.89 million of the $151.4 million total.

All totaled, 96.28 percent of all these Tall oil, or liquid rosin exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $145.77 million of the $151.4 million total