Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 481 import by value totaled $32.55 million for the month of February, $74.53 million through February of 2020, and $480.15 million for all of 2019, 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$26.77 M
2China$13.21 M
3Ireland$13.15 M
4Canada$6.27 M
5Germany$5.1 M
6India$2.36 M
7Brazil$1.66 M
8The Netherlands$1.37 M
9Malaysia$1.14 M
10Italy$914,225
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $74.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $25,014,301
2Port of Philadelphia $12,660,741
3Port of Los Angeles $4,720,829
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,625,731
5Port of Newark $4,034,665
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,532,784
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,112,379
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,711,467
9Port of New York $1,686,832
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,541,458

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene decreased 11.18 percent through February to $74.53 million

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene decreased 11.18 percent from $83.91 million to $74.53 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 481 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 479 for the last full year with a total value of $480.15 million, a $15.66 million, 3.37 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $26,769,737
2China $13,212,262
3Ireland $13,147,831
4Canada $6,265,457
5Germany $5,104,274
6India $2,361,747
7Brazil $1,663,973
8The Netherlands $1,372,487
9Malaysia $1,139,176
10Italy $914,225

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $11,912,949
2Chicago $6,567,231
3Philadelphia $3,596,437
4San Francisco $2,147,803
5New York City $1,603,158
6Los Angeles $1,494,034
7Cleveland $1,229,121
8Buffalo $1,214,269
9El Paso $1,055,338
10Charleston $828,716

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 30.79 percent compared to last year to $25.01 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 2080.84 percent compared to last year to $12.66 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 8.37 percent compared to last year to $4.72 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 15.95 percent compared to last year to $4.63 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 23.66 percent compared to last year to $4.03 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 $9.8 million, 26.8 percent, (35.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $973,897, 6.87 percent, (17.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ireland increased $688,718, 5.53 percent, (17.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $1.5 million, 19.34 percent, (8.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $2.69 million, 111.43 percent, (6.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.54 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $64.5 million of the $74.53 million total.

All totaled, 68.5 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $51.06 million of the $74.53 million total