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

Imports: Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene

Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene, the No. 489 import by value totaled $39.47 million for the month of July, $289.26 million through July 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$113.68 M
2Ireland$50.79 M
3China$48.8 M
4Canada$27.97 M
5Germany$11.04 M
6India$7.25 M
7Denmark$5.3 M
8The Netherlands$4.74 M
9Malaysia$4.12 M
10Brazil$3.08 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $289.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $108,741,763
2Port of Virginia $34,987,145
3Port of Philadelphia $20,836,805
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $19,605,300
5Port of Los Angeles $15,585,753
6Port of Newark $14,554,741
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,601,917
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,258,007
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $10,904,406
10Port of Charleston $6,383,776

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 3.03 percent through July to $289.26 million

U.S. imports of Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene increased 3.03 percent from $280.76 million to $289.26 million through the first seven 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 489 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 484 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 July 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 Port of Philadelphia, 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 Newark, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $113,676,948
2Ireland $50,791,731
3China $48,795,290
4Canada $27,966,613
5Germany $11,038,576
6India $7,254,357
7Denmark $5,302,828
8The Netherlands $4,737,746
9Malaysia $4,116,163
10Brazil $3,079,187

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 2.37 percent compared to last year to $108.74 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 38.08 percent compared to last year to $34.99 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 762.47 percent compared to last year to $20.84 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 32.75 percent compared to last year to $19.61 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2.66 percent compared to last year to $15.59 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 $8.37 million, 7.95 percent, (39.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ireland increased $2.77 million, 5.77 percent, (17.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $730,588, 1.48 percent, (16.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $1.34 million, 5.03 percent, (9.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $6.79 million, 38.08 percent, (3.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.21 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $252.27 million of the $289.26 million total.

All totaled, 69.06 percent of all these Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $199.76 million of the $289.26 million total