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

Imports: Soybean oil

Soybean oil, the No. 776 import by value totaled $11.5 million for the month of August, $89 million through August of 2019, and $128.25 million 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
1Canada$84.64 M
2Mexico$3.83 M
3Argentina$446,780
4China$26,753
5South Korea$20,897
6The Netherlands$15,048
7France$8,489
8Spain$3,056
9Taiwan$2,950
10Bangladesh$2,726
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U.S. imports of Soybean oil increased 5.71 percent through August to $89 million

U.S. imports of Soybean oil increased 5.71 percent from $84.19 million to $89 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 776 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 787 for the last full year with a total value of $128.25 million, a $14.05 million, 12.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Trout River, NY Border Crossing, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Norton Border Crossing, Vt. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Trout River, NY Border Crossing, No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $84,640,498
2Mexico $3,833,800
3Argentina $446,780
4China $26,753
5South Korea $20,897
6The Netherlands $15,048
7France $8,489
8Spain $3,056
9Taiwan $2,950
10Bangladesh $2,726

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Ogdensburg, N.Y. $21,358,089
2Detroit $15,090,336
3Port Arthur, Texas $7,744,498
4Buffalo $3,608,801
5Laredo $1,420,550
6St. Albans, Vt. $472,647
7Los Angeles $90,266
8Miami $84,776
9Great Falls, Mont. $70,112
10Pembina, N.D. $40,613

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:

  • Trout River, NY Border Crossing rose 31.46 percent compared to last year to $32.32 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 7.46 percent compared to last year to $27.25 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 56.21 percent compared to last year to $15.7 million.
  • Norton Border Crossing, Vt. totaled $5.14 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port Laredo rose 26.34 percent compared to last year to $3.82 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 Canada increased $4.02 million, 4.99 percent, (95.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $758,554, 24.67 percent, (4.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina increased $68,115, 17.99 percent, (0.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $32,621, 54.94 percent, (0.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $29,886, 58.85 percent, (0.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.96 percent of all these Soybean oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $88.97 million of the $89 million total.

All totaled, 94.63 percent of all these Soybean oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $84.22 million of the $89 million total