Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items

Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items, the No. 269 export by value totaled $82.86 million for the month of December, $898.88 million in 2019, and $900.15 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$651.3 M
2Mexico$55.1 M
3Japan$52.73 M
4Germany$17.58 M
5Israel$11.57 M
6Taiwan$8.14 M
7Philippines$7.4 M
8Australia$7.35 M
9United Kingdom$7.33 M
10South Korea$7.13 M
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U.S. exports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items decreased 0.14 percent through December 2019 to $898.88 million

U.S. exports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items decreased 0.14 percent from $900.15 million to $898.88 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 269 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 274 for the last full year with a total value of $900.15 million, a $7.8 million, 0.87 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $651,303,197
2Mexico $55,101,558
3Japan $52,728,903
4Germany $17,578,307
5Israel $11,568,752
6Taiwan $8,143,211
7Philippines $7,402,326
8Australia $7,346,986
9United Kingdom $7,327,705
10South Korea $7,133,577

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $44,208,244
2Buffalo $43,294,457
3Seattle $31,066,208
4Low Value Shipments $28,338,217
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $27,318,125
6Pembina, N.D. $19,919,820
7Los Angeles $15,051,963
8Laredo $9,976,583
9Atlanta/Savannah $9,058,390
10New York City $8,811,091

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 12.02 percent compared to last year to $157.65 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 0.15 percent compared to last year to $97.22 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 6.8 percent compared to last year to $87.54 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 14.96 percent compared to last year to $64.5 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 12.04 percent compared to last year to $60 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 $768,555, 0.12 percent, (72.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $3.04 million, 5.23 percent, (6.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $4.58 million, 9.51 percent, (5.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $941,612, 5.08 percent, (1.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Israel increased $2.03 million, 21.22 percent, (1.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.7 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $788.28 million of the $898.88 million total.

All totaled, 51.94 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $466.92 million of the $898.88 million total