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

Imports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 342 import by value totaled $88.36 million for the month of May, $406.4 million through May 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$234.45 M
2Malaysia$153.33 M
3Singapore$4.49 M
4Colombia$3.39 M
5Denmark$2.95 M
6Ecuador$2.77 M
7Brazil$1.47 M
8Mexico$998,805
9Ghana$752,871
10The Netherlands$463,080
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January – May 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $406.4 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $158,406,900
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $110,515,770
3Port of Newark $46,040,010
4Port of Stockton, Calif. $25,784,076
5Port of Charleston $18,168,892
6Port of Richmond, Calif. $13,713,094
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $8,029,279
8Port of Los Angeles $7,880,486
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,759,255
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $3,001,238

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 29.27 percent through May to $406.4 million

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 29.27 percent from $574.6 million to $406.4 million through the first five 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 342 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 266 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 May 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 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 Newark, No. 4 Port of Stockton, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Richmond, Calif..

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $234,453,524
2Malaysia $153,333,542
3Singapore $4,494,051
4Colombia $3,390,996
5Denmark $2,947,221
6Ecuador $2,766,621
7Brazil $1,474,056
8Mexico $998,805
9Ghana $752,871
10The Netherlands $463,080

January – May 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 five months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 28.4 percent compared to last year to $158.41 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 24.72 percent compared to last year to $110.52 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 28.05 percent compared to last year to $46.04 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. fell 42.53 percent compared to last year to $25.78 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 31.82 percent compared to last year to $18.17 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 $105.09 million, 30.95 percent, (57.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $64.19 million, 29.51 percent, (37.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Singapore decreased $92,084, 2.01 percent, (1.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia decreased $395,473, 10.44 percent, (0.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Denmark increased $337,792, 12.95 percent, (0.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.08 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $398.62 million of the $406.4 million total.

All totaled, 88.32 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $358.92 million of the $406.4 million total