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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 360 export by value totaled $49.54 million for the month of December, $552.1 million through December of 2018, and $550.68 million for all of 2017, 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$218 M
2Mexico$38.97 M
3South Korea$27.88 M
4China$26.58 M
5The Netherlands$25.42 M
6Germany$22.2 M
7Japan$18.14 M
8Australia$14.66 M
9Hong Kong$11.23 M
10Taiwan$10.61 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $552.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $118,054,573
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $61,131,739
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $36,370,155
4Port of Long Beach $35,914,920
5Los Angeles International Airport $30,624,713
6Port Laredo $29,006,632
7Port of Los Angeles $27,783,536
8Port of New York $22,984,742
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $15,725,314
10Port of Houston $14,492,681

U.S. exports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 0.26 percent through December to $552.1 million

U.S. exports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 0.26 percent from $550.68 million to $552.1 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 360 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 353 for the last full year with a total value of $550.68 million, a $2.84 million, 0.52 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 China and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $217,997,076
2Mexico $38,965,437
3South Korea $27,879,454
4China $26,583,291
5The Netherlands $25,415,109
6Germany $22,199,040
7Japan $18,135,201
8Australia $14,657,351
9Hong Kong $11,225,792
10Taiwan $10,611,104

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1BUFFALO, NY $69,521,196
2DETROIT, MI $51,399,954
3LOS ANGELES, CA $42,024,202
4NEW YORK CITY, NY $15,247,372
5GREAT FALLS, MT $12,494,938
6LAREDO, TX $11,590,346
7HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $9,750,584
8SAVANNAH, GA $9,133,938
9MIAMI, FL $8,939,510
10SAN FRANCISCO, CA $7,762,964

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 0.52 percent compared to last year to $118.05 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 3.05 percent compared to last year to $61.13 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 16.03 percent compared to last year to $36.37 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 2.39 percent compared to last year to $35.91 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 10.43 percent compared to last year to $30.62 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. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $4.77 million, 2.24 percent, (39.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $6.25 million, 19.12 percent, (7.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $1.76 million, 5.93 percent, (5.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $278,412, 1.06 percent, (4.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $614,101, 2.48 percent, (4.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.01 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $336.84 million of the $552.1 million total.

All totaled, 51.1 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $282.1 million of the $552.1 million total