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 2011/12 2012/2013 2013/14 2014/2015 Current Year
10/15-4/16
Canada 13,995 15,178 16,562 18,944 10,982
Japan 999 1,106 2,575 4,384 3,276
Mexico 478 8,343 4,654 3,326 7,138
Taiwan 174 313 45 515 269
Costa Rica 277 413 519 191 64
Singapore 32 312 146 33 4
South Korea 36 998 900 63 56
South Africa 0 0 0 0 3
Belgium 553 3 0 0 0
Other 2,664 2,665 11,783 1,489 1,974
TOTAL 19,208 29,331 37,184 28,945 23,766
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