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

Imports: Palm oil

Palm oil, the No. 348 import by value totaled $86.64 million for the month of July, $549.47 million through July 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$298.26 M
2Malaysia$226.47 M
3Singapore$5.55 M
4Colombia$5.28 M
5Denmark$3.96 M
6Ecuador$3.45 M
7Brazil$1.79 M
8Mexico$1.45 M
9Ghana$957,139
10The Netherlands$614,795
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $549.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $210,355,954
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $151,930,942
3Port of Newark $62,875,173
4Port of Stockton, Calif. $40,452,114
5Port of Charleston $24,094,554
6Port of Richmond, Calif. $16,629,617
7Port of Los Angeles $10,189,757
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $8,545,907
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,085,559
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,681,894

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 22.83 percent through July to $549.47 million

U.S. imports of Palm oil decreased 22.83 percent from $712.05 million to $549.47 million through the first seven 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 348 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 296 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $298,257,397
2Malaysia $226,467,562
3Singapore $5,546,681
4Colombia $5,276,346
5Denmark $3,961,947
6Ecuador $3,454,979
7Brazil $1,791,024
8Mexico $1,450,938
9Ghana $957,139
10The Netherlands $614,795

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 18.68 percent compared to last year to $210.36 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 22.43 percent compared to last year to $151.93 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 25.49 percent compared to last year to $62.88 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. fell 23.62 percent compared to last year to $40.45 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 20.12 percent compared to last year to $24.09 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 $119.3 million, 28.57 percent, (54.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia decreased $42.06 million, 15.66 percent, (41.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Singapore decreased $566,479, 9.27 percent, (1.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia decreased $347,890, 6.19 percent, (0.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Denmark decreased $548,444, 12.16 percent, (0.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.19 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $539.51 million of the $549.47 million total.

All totaled, 89.12 percent of all these Palm oil imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $489.71 million of the $549.47 million total