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

Imports: Misc. fatty acids

Misc. fatty acids, the No. 410 import by value totaled $47.25 million for the month of October, $636.97 million through October 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$241.39 M
2Malaysia$200.14 M
3South Africa$49.44 M
4India$38.44 M
5The Netherlands$35.8 M
6Germany$30.15 M
7China$10.02 M
8Belgium$6.56 M
9Japan$4.86 M
10United Kingdom$4.31 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $636.97 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $184,105,997
2Port of Newark $129,553,048
3Port of New Orleans $109,321,662
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $54,237,306
5Port of Los Angeles $22,269,497
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $19,087,702
7Port of Stockton, Calif. $17,861,857
8Port of Virginia $17,011,093
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,501,745
10Port of Charleston $12,123,500

U.S. imports of Misc. fatty acids increased 9.15 percent through October to $636.97 million

U.S. imports of Misc. fatty acids increased 9.15 percent from $583.57 million to $636.97 million through the first 10 months of 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 410 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 409 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 October 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $241,386,516
2Malaysia $200,144,418
3South Africa $49,441,491
4India $38,440,673
5The Netherlands $35,804,991
6Germany $30,148,062
7China $10,017,499
8Belgium $6,560,569
9Japan $4,857,581
10United Kingdom $4,308,418

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $35,106,332
2New Orleans $28,351,778
3New York City $25,626,983
4Baltimore $16,580,899
5San Francisco $11,205,985
6Chicago $8,986,367
7Seattle $3,499,240
8Los Angeles $3,201,158
9Atlanta/Savannah $2,636,954
10Charleston $2,548,086

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 11.24 percent compared to last year to $184.11 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 9.7 percent compared to last year to $129.55 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 67.18 percent compared to last year to $109.32 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 9.6 percent compared to last year to $54.24 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 13.15 percent compared to last year to $22.27 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 $64.66 million, 36.59 percent, (37.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $27.58 million, 12.11 percent, (31.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Africa decreased $5.82 million, 10.53 percent, (7.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $2.04 million, 5.6 percent, (6.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $15.38 million, 75.33 percent, (5.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.74 percent of all these Misc. fatty acids imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $565.22 million of the $636.97 million total.

All totaled, 78.42 percent of all these Misc. fatty acids imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $499.49 million of the $636.97 million total