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

Imports: Biodiesel fuels

Biodiesel fuels, the No. 499 import by value totaled $25.27 million for the month of August, $317.77 million through August of 2019, and $505.38 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$136.09 M
2Germany$87.06 M
3South Korea$35.93 M
4Spain$20.41 M
5Belgium$18.83 M
6France$13.41 M
7Hong Kong$3.98 M
8Malaysia$2.03 M
9China$27,604
10Sweden$3,960
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $317.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $50,153,915
2Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $34,013,410
3Port of Houston $33,484,261
4International Falls, Minn. $24,965,188
5Port of Long Beach $22,782,974
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $21,941,023
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $20,811,183
8Port of New Haven, Conn. $17,559,705
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $16,098,253
10Port of Eastport, Idaho $14,902,229

U.S. imports of Biodiesel fuels increased 10.50 percent through August to $317.77 million

U.S. imports of Biodiesel fuels increased 10.50 percent from $287.57 million to $317.77 million through the first eight 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 499 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 512 for the last full year with a total value of $505.38 million, a $548.8 million, 52.06 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 France, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 International Falls, Minn..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $136,087,712
2Germany $87,058,235
3South Korea $35,929,026
4Spain $20,412,286
5Belgium $18,825,329
6France $13,408,399
7Hong Kong $3,980,755
8Malaysia $2,029,058
9China $27,604
10Sweden $3,960

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $50,211,170
2Houston $29,957,439
3Los Angeles $22,898,516
4Atlanta/Savannah $20,918,427
5Duluth, Minn. $14,616,398
6Buffalo $14,459,036
7Detroit $11,380,722
8Boston $8,381,909
9Baltimore $6,599,738
10San Francisco $5,006,777

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 35.31 percent compared to last year to $50.15 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. totaled $34.01 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Houston fell 24.22 percent compared to last year to $33.48 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. fell 11.05 percent compared to last year to $24.97 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 151.26 percent compared to last year to $22.78 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. imports from No. 1 Canada decreased $23.44 million, 14.69 percent, (42.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $8.41 million, 10.69 percent, (27.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $22.6 million, 169.61 percent, (11.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $20.41 million, 0 percent, (6.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Belgium increased $18.39 million, 4181.44 percent, (5.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.88 percent of all these Biodiesel fuels imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $298.31 million of the $317.77 million total.

All totaled, 52.05 percent of all these Biodiesel fuels imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $165.4 million of the $317.77 million total