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

Imports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 326 import by value totaled $93.94 million for the month of February, $171.57 million through February of 2019, and $1.09 billion 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
1Indonesia$106.9 M
2Malaysia$56.06 M
3Singapore$2.55 M
4Denmark$1.91 M
5Ecuador$1.19 M
6Colombia$1.02 M
7Brazil$732,673
8Mexico$332,480
9Cameroon$147,240
10Ghana$143,305
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $171.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $71,485,190
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $40,643,819
3Port of Newark $20,435,146
4Port of Stockton, Calif. $11,203,663
5Port of Charleston $7,877,923
6Port of Richmond, Calif. $5,597,311
7Port of Los Angeles $3,691,334
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $3,291,058
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,572,650
10Port of Houston $1,265,441

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 37.31 percent through February to $171.57 million

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 37.31 percent from $273.66 million to $171.57 million through the first two 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 326 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 221 for the last full year with a total value of $1.09 billion, a $36.2 million, 3.44 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Singapore, No. 4 Denmark and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Stockton, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Singapore, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Stockton, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Richmond, Calif..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $106,898,872
2Malaysia $56,058,411
3Singapore $2,549,702
4Denmark $1,905,749
5Ecuador $1,192,223
6Colombia $1,015,519
7Brazil $732,673
8Mexico $332,480
9Cameroon $147,240
10Ghana $143,305

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $158,895,991
2Atlanta/Savannah $100,091,893
3San Francisco $72,312,285
4New York City $53,388,240
5Charleston $24,118,322
6Seattle $9,946,891
7Los Angeles $7,649,611
8Boston $3,996,343
9Houston $3,982,543
10Baltimore $2,116,113

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 35.89 percent compared to last year to $71.49 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 27.85 percent compared to last year to $40.64 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 34.51 percent compared to last year to $20.44 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. fell 58.41 percent compared to last year to $11.2 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 38.87 percent compared to last year to $7.88 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 decreased $43.09 million, 28.73 percent, (62.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $61.76 million, 52.42 percent, (32.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Singapore increased $1.08 million, 73.64 percent, (1.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Denmark increased $1.33 million, 228.26 percent, (1.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ecuador decreased $43,308, 3.51 percent, (0.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.27 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $168.6 million of the $171.57 million total.

All totaled, 88.39 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $151.65 million of the $171.57 million total