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

Imports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 297 import by value totaled $109.82 million for the month of March, $265.74 million through March of 2020, and $954.39 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
1Indonesia$163.63 M
2Malaysia$89.99 M
3Singapore$3.66 M
4Colombia$2.44 M
5Ecuador$2.36 M
6Denmark$1.06 M
7Brazil$638,494
8Mexico$613,530
9Ghana$378,218
10The Netherlands$242,113
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $265.74 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $111,380,604
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $66,622,560
3Port of Stockton, Calif. $27,138,070
4Port of Newark $21,060,524
5Port of Richmond, Calif. $9,792,039
6Port of Charleston $7,813,788
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $5,677,502
8Port of Los Angeles $4,380,811
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,525,969
10Port of Long Beach $2,010,104

U.S. imports of Palm oil increased 0.30 percent through March to $265.74 million

U.S. imports of Palm oil increased 0.30 percent from $264.96 million to $265.74 million through the first three 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 297 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 320 for the last full year with a total value of $954.39 million, a $132.62 million, 12.20 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading 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 Stockton, Calif., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Richmond, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading 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.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $163,631,101
2Malaysia $89,990,656
3Singapore $3,656,406
4Colombia $2,437,634
5Ecuador $2,362,779
6Denmark $1,056,832
7Brazil $638,494
8Mexico $613,530
9Ghana $378,218
10The Netherlands $242,113

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $42,700,770
2Atlanta/Savannah $25,837,963
3New York City $12,304,518
4San Francisco $9,580,599
5Charleston $4,079,939
6Seattle $1,765,105
7Los Angeles $937,214
8Boston $414,260
9Baltimore $285,739
10Philadelphia $258,060

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 9.55 percent compared to last year to $111.38 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 10.08 percent compared to last year to $66.62 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 50.63 percent compared to last year to $27.14 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 28.88 percent compared to last year to $21.06 million.
  • Port of Richmond, Calif. rose 12.17 percent compared to last year to $9.79 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 increased $5.17 million, 3.26 percent, (61.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $5.78 million, 6.03 percent, (33.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Singapore increased $1.11 million, 43.41 percent, (1.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia increased $455,528, 22.98 percent, (0.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ecuador increased $703,903, 42.43 percent, (0.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.62 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $262.08 million of the $265.74 million total.

All totaled, 88.81 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $235.99 million of the $265.74 million total