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

Imports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 324 import by value totaled $73.7 million for the month of October, $919.5 million through October of 2018, and $1.05 billion 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$532.58 M
2Malaysia$348.17 M
3Colombia$8.69 M
4Denmark$8.09 M
5Singapore$7.55 M
6Ecuador$6.36 M
7Ghana$1.63 M
8Brazil$1.37 M
9Mexico$928,907
10Guatemala$770,618
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $919.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $343,695,499
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $228,457,554
3Port of Newark $120,929,097
4Port of Stockton, Calif. $75,273,158
5Port of Richmond, Calif. $39,423,051
6Port of Charleston $35,819,067
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $17,904,904
8Port of Los Angeles $15,668,702
9Port of Houston $9,086,112
10Port of Boston $7,033,299

U.S. imports of Palm oil increased 3.12 percent through October to $919.5 million

U.S. imports of Palm oil increased 3.12 percent from $891.66 million to $919.5 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 324 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 304 for the last full year with a total value of $1.05 billion, a $193.94 million, 22.63 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Denmark and No. 5 Singapore. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Singapore. 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.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $532,579,571
2Malaysia $348,165,195
3Colombia $8,688,782
4Denmark $8,094,408
5Singapore $7,551,753
6Ecuador $6,364,182
7Ghana $1,630,891
8Brazil $1,367,257
9Mexico $928,907
10Guatemala $770,618

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $111,510,961
2Atlanta/Savannah $56,335,262
3San Francisco $43,124,657
4New York City $31,559,917
5Charleston $12,887,461
6Seattle $5,592,469
7Los Angeles $4,143,480
8Boston $3,444,476
9Houston $1,659,584
10Baltimore $1,197,947

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 New Orleans rose 10.98 percent compared to last year to $343.7 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 13.73 percent compared to last year to $228.46 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 12.74 percent compared to last year to $120.93 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. fell 3.35 percent compared to last year to $75.27 million.
  • Port of Richmond, Calif. rose 34.86 percent compared to last year to $39.42 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 $27.92 million, 4.98 percent, (57.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia increased $57.91 million, 19.95 percent, (37.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Colombia increased $714,257, 8.96 percent, (0.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Denmark increased $4.5 million, 124.93 percent, (0.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Singapore increased $208,006, 2.83 percent, (0.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.43 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $905.08 million of the $919.5 million total.

All totaled, 87.85 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $807.78 million of the $919.5 million total