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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Imports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 482 import by value totaled $42.6 million for the month of March, $126.51 million through March of 2019, and $464.49 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$53.7 M
2Ireland$22.3 M
3China$20.17 M
4Canada$11.85 M
5Germany$4.05 M
6Denmark$3.38 M
7India$3.01 M
8Malaysia$1.42 M
9The Netherlands$1.2 M
10Italy$889,667
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $126.51 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $51,678,457
2Port of Virginia $22,489,778
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,109,843
4Port of Los Angeles $6,732,348
5Port of Newark $6,622,170
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,880,855
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,442,109
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,408,798
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $2,182,128
10Port of Charleston $2,159,842

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 7.29 percent through March to $126.51 million

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 7.29 percent from $117.92 million to $126.51 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 482 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 485 for the last full year with a total value of $464.49 million, a $28.2 million, 6.46 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 China, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 China, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $53,703,305
2Ireland $22,302,275
3China $20,167,492
4Canada $11,850,023
5Germany $4,048,720
6Denmark $3,384,016
7India $3,009,817
8Malaysia $1,418,404
9The Netherlands $1,199,440
10Italy $889,667

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $59,475,516
2Chicago $20,381,562
3Norfolk $18,053,142
4New York City $8,914,432
5San Francisco $7,543,533
6Buffalo $6,340,744
7Los Angeles $5,206,883
8St. Louis $4,168,418
9Detroit $3,615,545
10Cleveland $3,323,499

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 10.11 percent compared to last year to $51.68 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 7.25 percent compared to last year to $22.49 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 79.56 percent compared to last year to $8.11 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 26.06 percent compared to last year to $6.73 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 122.82 percent compared to last year to $6.62 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. imports from No. 1 Mexico increased $7.46 million, 16.12 percent, (42.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ireland increased $512,669, 2.35 percent, (17.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $905,543, 4.7 percent, (15.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $264,810, 2.29 percent, (9.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $2.76 million, 40.5 percent, (3.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.58 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $112.07 million of the $126.51 million total.

All totaled, 75.59 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $95.63 million of the $126.51 million total