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

Imports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 493 import by value totaled $39.24 million for the month of October, $390.78 million through October of 2018, and $436.29 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$148.61 M
2China$67.8 M
3Ireland$57.14 M
4Canada$38.94 M
5Germany$24.45 M
6Denmark$10.46 M
7India$9.12 M
8Malaysia$7.34 M
9The Netherlands$6.32 M
10Taiwan$3.67 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $390.78 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $149,608,407
2Port of Virginia $68,502,998
3Port of Newark $23,991,540
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $21,712,515
5Port of Los Angeles $21,479,664
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $17,492,587
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $16,684,965
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,227,772
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $9,802,126
10Port of Charleston $8,587,196

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 9.18 percent through October to $390.78 million

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 9.18 percent from $357.92 million to $390.78 million through the first 10 months of 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 493 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 503 for the last full year with a total value of $436.29 million, a $25.47 million, 6.20 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Ireland, 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $148,614,008
2China $67,800,788
3Ireland $57,143,987
4Canada $38,938,777
5Germany $24,447,854
6Denmark $10,462,882
7India $9,120,295
8Malaysia $7,337,304
9The Netherlands $6,323,701
10Taiwan $3,671,156

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $30,501,960
2Chicago $11,222,976
3Norfolk $9,895,140
4San Francisco $3,319,382
5Buffalo $3,271,677
6New York City $2,893,163
7Los Angeles $2,663,899
8St. Louis $2,114,555
9Cleveland $2,023,067
10Charleston $1,390,645

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 8.39 percent compared to last year to $149.61 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 30.27 percent compared to last year to $68.5 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 117.59 percent compared to last year to $23.99 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 390.41 percent compared to last year to $21.71 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.02 percent compared to last year to $21.48 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 decreased $13.59 million, 8.38 percent, (38.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $13.79 million, 25.52 percent, (17.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ireland increased $10.23 million, 21.8 percent, (14.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $1.93 million, 5.22 percent, (9.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $7.15 million, 41.32 percent, (6.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.22 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $336.95 million of the $390.78 million total.

All totaled, 73.01 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $285.3 million of the $390.78 million total