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

Exports: Toilet paper, related household items

Toilet paper, related household items, the No. 525 export by value totaled $20.89 million for the month of December, $267.45 million through December of 2018, and $234.73 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$120.69 M
2Mexico$91.28 M
3The Netherlands$9.56 M
4United Kingdom$6.24 M
5China$5.31 M
6Guatemala$4.67 M
7Dominican Republic$3.17 M
8Bahamas$2.51 M
9Thailand$2.41 M
10Philippines$2.37 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $267.45 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $38,323,835
2Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $37,631,853
3Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $24,787,552
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $19,407,134
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,380,384
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $14,656,572
7Port of Virginia $10,478,788
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $9,933,011
9Derby Line, Vermont, border crossing $8,202,860
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $6,853,500

U.S. exports of Toilet paper, related household items increased 13.94 percent through December to $267.45 million

U.S. exports of Toilet paper, related household items increased 13.94 percent from $234.73 million to $267.45 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 525 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 539 for the last full year with a total value of $234.73 million, a $26.22 million, 12.57 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Guatemala. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $120,685,064
2Mexico $91,278,941
3The Netherlands $9,555,571
4United Kingdom $6,235,284
5China $5,306,692
6Guatemala $4,667,226
7Dominican Republic $3,171,814
8Bahamas $2,509,223
9Thailand $2,413,344
10Philippines $2,366,850

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $22,657,962
2DETROIT, MI $20,730,936
3OGDENSBURG, NY $18,591,874
4SAN DIEGO, CA $11,702,078
5ST. ALBANS, VT $6,856,560
6MIAMI, FL $4,575,204
7BUFFALO, NY $4,542,720
8NORFOLK, VA $4,486,726
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $3,820,282
10PORTLAND, ME $3,228,048

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 31.15 percent compared to last year to $38.32 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 123.91 percent compared to last year to $37.63 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 9.44 percent compared to last year to $24.79 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 26.97 percent compared to last year to $19.41 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 12.8 percent compared to last year to $19.38 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 $2.84 million, 2.3 percent, (45.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $27.03 million, 42.06 percent, (34.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $8.67 million, 974.63 percent, (3.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $1.09 million, 21.24 percent, (2.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $738,532, 12.22 percent, (1.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.14 percent of all these Toilet paper, related household items exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $233.06 million of the $267.45 million total.

All totaled, 52.17 percent of all these Toilet paper, related household items exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $139.53 million of the $267.45 million total