Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil

Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil, the No. 697 import by value totaled $8.99 million for the month of February, $29.79 million through February of 2020, and $119.84 million for all of 2019, 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
1Ukraine$15.04 M
2France$4.07 M
3Mexico$4.04 M
4Spain$2.13 M
5Turkey$1.28 M
6The Netherlands$1.07 M
7Argentina$965,459
8Italy$368,923
9Canada$139,808
10Germany$120,976
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $29.79 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $5,934,819
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,193,836
3Port of Los Angeles $4,352,738
4Port of Newark $3,846,683
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,626,372
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $2,039,662
7Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $1,661,781
8Port of Virginia $618,919
9Port of New York $526,500
10Port of Houston $361,012

U.S. imports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil increased 70.57 percent through February to $29.79 million

U.S. imports of Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil increased 70.57 percent from $17.47 million to $29.79 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 697 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 814 for the last full year with a total value of $119.84 million, a $294,439, 0.25 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Ukraine, No. 2 France, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Ukraine, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ukraine $15,039,480
2France $4,067,575
3Mexico $4,038,483
4Spain $2,128,189
5Turkey $1,282,716
6The Netherlands $1,074,353
7Argentina $965,459
8Italy $368,923
9Canada $139,808
10Germany $120,976

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $2,505,157
2Los Angeles $2,101,102
3New York City $1,740,806
4San Diego $1,156,449
5Phoenix/Nogales $830,017
6Chicago $750,055
7Norfolk $475,386
8Laredo $161,275
9Boston $151,467
10Houston $142,431

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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $5.93 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 110.95 percent compared to last year to $5.19 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 57.99 percent compared to last year to $4.35 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 32.51 percent compared to last year to $3.85 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 39.34 percent compared to last year to $3.63 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 Ukraine increased $10.22 million, 212.19 percent, (50.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $3.84 million, 1723.52 percent, (13.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $238,835, 6.29 percent, (13.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $1.12 million, 111.94 percent, (7.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey increased $566,522, 79.1 percent, (4.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.13 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $26.56 million of the $29.79 million total.

All totaled, 77.04 percent of all these Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $22.95 million of the $29.79 million total