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

Imports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 357 import by value totaled $68.47 million for the month of August, $617.94 million through August 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$330.2 M
2Malaysia$258.56 M
3Singapore$6.84 M
4Colombia$6.83 M
5Denmark$3.96 M
6Ecuador$3.92 M
7Brazil$1.82 M
8Mexico$1.79 M
9Ghana$1.39 M
10The Netherlands$689,494
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $617.94 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $237,677,177
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $170,153,884
3Port of Newark $66,335,886
4Port of Stockton, Calif. $48,044,500
5Port of Charleston $26,227,308
6Port of Richmond, Calif. $19,071,100
7Port of Los Angeles $12,160,678
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $9,631,795
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $6,043,171
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,163,715

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 21.45 percent through August to $617.94 million

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 21.45 percent from $786.7 million to $617.94 million through the first eight 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 357 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 303 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Singapore, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Denmark. 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 Colombia, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Denmark. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $330,195,400
2Malaysia $258,560,867
3Singapore $6,837,471
4Colombia $6,828,720
5Denmark $3,961,947
6Ecuador $3,920,493
7Brazil $1,816,936
8Mexico $1,785,019
9Ghana $1,391,611
10The Netherlands $689,494

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 17.38 percent compared to last year to $237.68 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 18.23 percent compared to last year to $170.15 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 34.46 percent compared to last year to $66.34 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. fell 18.91 percent compared to last year to $48.04 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 21.17 percent compared to last year to $26.23 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 $131.28 million, 28.45 percent, (53.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $36.61 million, 12.4 percent, (41.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Singapore increased $558,643, 8.9 percent, (1.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia increased $120,393, 1.79 percent, (1.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Denmark decreased $1.64 million, 29.31 percent, (0.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.13 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $606.38 million of the $617.94 million total.

All totaled, 88.75 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $548.44 million of the $617.94 million total