Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Biodiesel fuels

Biodiesel fuels, the No. 414 import by value totaled $57.96 million for the month of May, $256.16 million through May of 2020, and $486.27 million for all of 2019, 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$131.25 M
2Germany$80.95 M
3South Korea$28.24 M
4Spain$13.9 M
5Malaysia$1.3 M
6Belgium$259,156
7France$231,053
8The Netherlands$12,840
9Italy$4,028
10China$0
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U.S. imports of Biodiesel fuels increased 20.75 percent through May to $256.16 million

U.S. imports of Biodiesel fuels increased 20.75 percent from $212.13 million to $256.16 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 414 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 488 for the last full year with a total value of $486.27 million, a $19.11 million, 3.78 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Port of Boston, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 269.18 percent compared to last year to $53.45 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 459.63 percent compared to last year to $43.34 million.
  • Port of Boston totaled $23.24 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Houston rose 72.28 percent compared to last year to $22.78 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 17492 percent compared to last year to $22.44 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 increased $48.91 million, 59.39 percent, (51.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $19.9 million, 32.59 percent, (31.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $13.2 million, 87.74 percent, (11.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $6.51 million, 31.91 percent, (5.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia decreased $724,266, 35.69 percent, (0.51 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.8 percent of all these Biodiesel fuels imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $255.65 million of the $256.16 million total.

All totaled, 64.51 percent of all these Biodiesel fuels imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $165.25 million of the $256.16 million total