U.S. Oil Exports
Sunflower oil is the preferred oil in most of Europe, East Europe, Russia, Mexico, countries along the Mediterranean and several South American countries. U.S. sunflower oil exporters can deliver three types of sunflower oil: NuSun, Linoleic and High Oleic sunflower oil.
  • NuSun® is a mid-range oleic, 65 percent (monounsaturated) sunflower oil. It needs no hydrogenation and has a 9 percent saturated fat level. NuSun® is extremely functional for frying applications and has a good balance of linoleic acid - an essential fatty acid that enhances the taste of products.

    Linoleic sunflower oil has about 69 percent polyunsaturated fat, 20 percent monounsaturated fat and 11 percent saturated fat. Linoleic sunflower oil is excellent cooking oil with a neutral taste. This enhances the taste of food rather than overpowering it.

    High Oleic sunflower oil has 80 percent or more oleic (monounsaturated) acid. This unique oil has many specialty applications.

Oil Exports

(October-September/Metric Tons)
Country 2012/2013 2013/14 2014/2015 2015/2016 Current Year
10/16 -1/17
Canada 15,178 16,562 18,944 18,996 6,021
Japan 1,106 2,575 4,384 4,442 1,114
Mexico 8,343 4,654 3,326 10,721 1,622
Taiwan 313 45 515 650 549
Costa Rica 413 519 191 82 1
Singapore 312 146 33 4 104
South Korea 998 900 63 170 64
South Africa 0 0 0 3 0
Belgium 3 0 0 0 0
Other 2,665 11,783 1,489 3,752 765
TOTAL 29,331 37,184 28,945 38,820 10,176
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