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

Imports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 501 import by value totaled $35.49 million for the month of December, $464.49 million through December 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$177.34 M
2China$81.55 M
3Ireland$66.46 M
4Canada$45.63 M
5Germany$27.81 M
6Denmark$13.95 M
7India$11.44 M
8The Netherlands$7.96 M
9Malaysia$7.88 M
10Taiwan$4.24 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $464.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $178,581,963
2Port of Virginia $78,508,770
3Port of Newark $29,578,595
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $27,115,669
5Port of Los Angeles $26,500,421
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $21,582,140
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $19,749,892
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $12,291,502
9Port of Charleston $10,238,985
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $10,069,602

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 6.46 percent through December to $464.49 million

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 6.46 percent from $436.29 million to $464.49 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 501 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 499 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $177,340,002
2China $81,549,229
3Ireland $66,458,502
4Canada $45,631,343
5Germany $27,806,950
6Denmark $13,954,819
7India $11,440,369
8The Netherlands $7,955,960
9Malaysia $7,884,944
10Taiwan $4,239,880

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $43,641,748
2Chicago $15,641,096
3Norfolk $14,316,288
4New York City $6,260,481
5San Francisco $5,339,789
6Buffalo $4,354,606
7Los Angeles $4,266,287
8St. Louis $3,140,103
9Cleveland $2,485,754
10Detroit $2,445,294

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 9.89 percent compared to last year to $178.58 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 15.92 percent compared to last year to $78.51 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 130.11 percent compared to last year to $29.58 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 295.8 percent compared to last year to $27.12 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 20.72 percent compared to last year to $26.5 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 $19.35 million, 9.84 percent, (38.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $15.75 million, 23.94 percent, (17.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ireland increased $5.33 million, 8.72 percent, (14.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.43 million, 5.62 percent, (9.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $6.96 million, 33.4 percent, (5.99 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.85 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $398.79 million of the $464.49 million total.

All totaled, 73.26 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $340.29 million of the $464.49 million total