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

Imports: Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins

Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins, the No. 303 import by value totaled $103.76 million for the month of October, $990.3 million through October of 2018, and $1.14 billion 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
1Canada$483.95 M
2Mexico$289.2 M
3China$96.42 M
4Israel$25.47 M
5Germany$21.97 M
6Italy$7.41 M
7Thailand$7.01 M
8Slovenia$6.26 M
9Spain$6.07 M
10Denmark$5.82 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $990.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $355,282,155
2Port Laredo $141,605,613
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $92,243,432
4Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $78,996,781
5Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $55,341,889
6Port of Virginia $35,558,962
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $28,406,081
8Port of Los Angeles $28,362,714
9Port of Newark $27,931,535
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $23,460,151

U.S. imports of Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins increased 5.16 percent through October to $990.3 million

U.S. imports of Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins increased 5.16 percent from $941.74 million to $990.3 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 303 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 290 for the last full year with a total value of $1.14 billion, a $12.26 million, 1.07 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $483,945,843
2Mexico $289,200,286
3China $96,417,825
4Israel $25,473,116
5Germany $21,974,460
6Italy $7,411,184
7Thailand $7,005,628
8Slovenia $6,262,642
9Spain $6,070,945
10Denmark $5,816,805

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $69,956,478
2Laredo $30,754,703
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $20,091,478
4San Diego $16,684,549
5Phoenix/Nogales $10,719,397
6Chicago $8,226,714
7Atlanta/Savannah $5,779,159
8New York City $5,578,085
9Los Angeles $5,366,086
10Norfolk $5,042,109

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.5 percent compared to last year to $355.28 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 15.16 percent compared to last year to $141.61 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 23.95 percent compared to last year to $92.24 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 8.19 percent compared to last year to $79 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 4.91 percent compared to last year to $55.34 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 Canada increased $24.17 million, 5.26 percent, (48.87 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $10.86 million, 3.62 percent, (29.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $22.59 million, 30.61 percent, (9.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel decreased $1.85 million, 6.79 percent, (2.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $8.03 million, 57.61 percent, (2.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.6 percent of all these Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $917.01 million of the $990.3 million total.

All totaled, 73.06 percent of all these Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $723.47 million of the $990.3 million total