Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 362 export by value totaled $49.85 million for the month of December, $533.51 million in 2019, and $552.1 million 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 Markets

RankCountry2019
1Canada$210.72 M
2Mexico$34.37 M
3China$32.03 M
4South Korea$28.29 M
5The Netherlands$22.71 M
6Germany$22.69 M
7Japan$17.43 M
8Australia$14.11 M
9Taiwan$9.25 M
10Russia$8.88 M
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U.S. exports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene decreased 3.37 percent through December 2019 to $533.51 million

U.S. exports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene decreased 3.37 percent from $552.1 million to $533.51 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 362 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 360 for the last full year with a total value of $552.1 million, a $1.42 million, 0.26 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $210,717,175
2Mexico $34,365,048
3China $32,034,146
4South Korea $28,292,819
5The Netherlands $22,710,961
6Germany $22,694,707
7Japan $17,433,594
8Australia $14,111,604
9Taiwan $9,253,448
10Russia $8,881,087

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $46,304,212
2Detroit $32,900,317
3Los Angeles $28,177,944
4New York City $12,101,186
5Laredo $8,691,649
6Great Falls, Mont. $6,851,518
7Atlanta/Savannah $5,861,312
8Miami $5,563,214
9Houston $5,445,686
10San Francisco $4,640,370

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 1.41 percent compared to last year to $119.72 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 5.54 percent compared to last year to $57.74 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 25.5 percent compared to last year to $45.07 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 11.24 percent compared to last year to $34.07 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.51 percent compared to last year to $30.43 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 decreased $7.28 million, 3.34 percent, (39.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $4.6 million, 11.81 percent, (6.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $5.45 million, 20.5 percent, (6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $413,365, 1.48 percent, (5.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands decreased $2.7 million, 10.64 percent, (4.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.5 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $328.12 million of the $533.51 million total.

All totaled, 53.8 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $287.04 million of the $533.51 million total