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

Exports: Tall oil, or liquid rosin

Tall oil, or liquid rosin, the No. 658 export by value totaled $13.31 million for the month of December, $143.84 million through December of 2018, and $132.86 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
1Finland$30.51 M
2Japan$27.33 M
3Sweden$25.76 M
4France$17.53 M
5China$12.82 M
6South Africa$6.24 M
7The Netherlands$4.69 M
8Canada$4.05 M
9South Korea$3.87 M
10New Zealand$1.18 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $143.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $44,541,844
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $41,632,181
3Port of New Orleans $26,472,839
4Port of Charleston $16,265,119
5Port of Houston $6,755,482
6Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,035,813
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $897,386
8Port Laredo $884,563
9International Falls, Minn. $835,530
10Port of Long Beach $800,659

U.S. exports of Tall oil, or liquid rosin increased 8.26 percent through December to $143.84 million

U.S. exports of Tall oil, or liquid rosin increased 8.26 percent from $132.86 million to $143.84 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 658 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 673 for the last full year with a total value of $132.86 million, a $13.02 million, 10.87 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Sweden, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Finland, No. 4 China and No. 5 France. 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 Charleston and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Finland $30,509,033
2Japan $27,326,431
3Sweden $25,760,702
4France $17,529,302
5China $12,815,904
6South Africa $6,240,212
7The Netherlands $4,688,640
8Canada $4,045,154
9South Korea $3,868,533
10New Zealand $1,181,322

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1MOBILE, AL $30,713,120
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $15,115,854
3SAVANNAH, GA $8,852,008
4CHARLESTON, SC $8,173,296
5WILMINGTON, NC $4,071,626
6HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $1,639,172
7PEMBINA, ND $714,092
8LAREDO, TX $599,520
9DETROIT, MI $491,754
10DULUTH, MN $353,284

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 35.1 percent compared to last year to $44.54 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 7.5 percent compared to last year to $41.63 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 0.17 percent compared to last year to $26.47 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 20.12 percent compared to last year to $16.27 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 31.68 percent compared to last year to $6.76 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 Finland increased $4.39 million, 16.81 percent, (21.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $708,416, 2.66 percent, (19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Sweden decreased $6.2 million, 19.39 percent, (17.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $6.12 million, 53.63 percent, (12.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $824,427, 6.04 percent, (8.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.22 percent of all these Tall oil, or liquid rosin exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $113.94 million of the $143.84 million total.

All totaled, 94.32 percent of all these Tall oil, or liquid rosin exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $135.67 million of the $143.84 million total