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

Imports: Misc. fatty acids

Misc. fatty acids, the No. 414 import by value totaled $53.57 million for the month of December, $739.03 million through December of 2018, and $709.95 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Indonesia$277.21 M
2Malaysia$235.48 M
3South Africa$58.45 M
4India$45.73 M
5The Netherlands$38.57 M
6Germany$35.51 M
7China$10.72 M
8Belgium$7.23 M
9Japan$5.81 M
10United Kingdom$4.53 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $739.03 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $206,637,613
2Port of Newark $153,571,842
3Port of New Orleans $123,378,651
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $65,845,522
5Port of Los Angeles $27,286,172
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $22,177,490
7Port of Stockton, Calif. $20,497,903
8Port of Virginia $18,654,269
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $17,309,214
10Port of Charleston $14,230,190

U.S. imports of Misc. fatty acids increased 4.10 percent through December to $739.03 million

U.S. imports of Misc. fatty acids increased 4.10 percent from $709.95 million to $739.03 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 414 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 407 for the last full year with a total value of $709.95 million, a $177.25 million, 33.27 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 South Africa, No. 4 India and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 South Africa, No. 4 India and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Stockton, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $277,207,881
2Malaysia $235,475,419
3South Africa $58,447,201
4India $45,734,644
5The Netherlands $38,574,508
6Germany $35,506,976
7China $10,723,017
8Belgium $7,233,596
9Japan $5,807,136
10United Kingdom $4,534,816

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $49,038,279
2New Orleans $37,827,915
3New York City $37,428,969
4Baltimore $21,417,934
5San Francisco $13,845,819
6Chicago $11,077,252
7Los Angeles $5,155,665
8Seattle $4,749,972
9Atlanta/Savannah $4,431,785
10Charleston $3,193,798

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 8.09 percent compared to last year to $206.64 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 6.26 percent compared to last year to $153.57 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 38.89 percent compared to last year to $123.38 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 1.64 percent compared to last year to $65.85 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 18.36 percent compared to last year to $27.29 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 Indonesia increased $58.02 million, 26.47 percent, (37.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $35 million, 12.94 percent, (31.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Africa decreased $4.76 million, 7.53 percent, (7.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $1.73 million, 3.64 percent, (6.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $12.75 million, 49.36 percent, (5.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.69 percent of all these Misc. fatty acids imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $655.44 million of the $739.03 million total.

All totaled, 78.04 percent of all these Misc. fatty acids imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $576.72 million of the $739.03 million total