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

Imports: Misc. vegetable fats, oils

Misc. vegetable fats, oils, the No. 476 import by value totaled $42.47 million for the month of December, $536.48 million through December of 2018, and $443.21 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
1Mexico$128.01 M
2India$107.11 M
3Canada$46.42 M
4Spain$45.15 M
5Japan$41.41 M
6France$20.5 M
7China$20.45 M
8Italy$17.58 M
9Taiwan$16.56 M
10Israel$10.94 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $536.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $135,623,698
2Port of Los Angeles $65,332,005
3Port Laredo $63,701,711
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $53,327,919
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $25,750,592
6Port of Houston $23,974,963
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $20,688,601
8Port of Long Beach $15,009,663
9Port of Charleston $13,448,045
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $9,104,527

U.S. imports of Misc. vegetable fats, oils increased 21.04 percent through December to $536.48 million

U.S. imports of Misc. vegetable fats, oils increased 21.04 percent from $443.21 million to $536.48 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 476 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 495 for the last full year with a total value of $443.21 million, a $42.39 million, 10.58 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 India, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 India, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $128,008,596
2India $107,114,714
3Canada $46,417,812
4Spain $45,146,485
5Japan $41,405,398
6France $20,496,275
7China $20,452,712
8Italy $17,580,431
9Taiwan $16,555,593
10Israel $10,935,369

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $28,468,680
2Laredo $17,463,253
3Los Angeles $16,013,321
4Phoenix/Nogales $12,945,830
5Wilmington $8,261,351
6Houston $6,098,228
7San Francisco $5,495,027
8Chicago $3,742,064
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,427,706
10Atlanta/Savannah $2,453,930

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 10.76 percent compared to last year to $135.62 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 16.94 percent compared to last year to $65.33 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 47.15 percent compared to last year to $63.7 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 46.68 percent compared to last year to $53.33 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 32 percent compared to last year to $25.75 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 Mexico increased $40.25 million, 45.86 percent, (23.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India increased $5.06 million, 4.96 percent, (19.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $3.08 million, 7.1 percent, (8.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $23.64 million, 109.89 percent, (8.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $2.53 million, 6.49 percent, (7.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.61 percent of all these Misc. vegetable fats, oils imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $368.09 million of the $536.48 million total.

All totaled, 64.07 percent of all these Misc. vegetable fats, oils imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $343.74 million of the $536.48 million total