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

Imports: Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins

Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins, the No. 305 import by value totaled $93.85 million for the month of December, $1.18 billion through December 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$574.86 M
2Mexico$345.62 M
3China$119.63 M
4Israel$28.86 M
5Germany$25.61 M
6Thailand$8.53 M
7Italy$8.36 M
8Slovenia$7.28 M
9Spain$6.75 M
10Denmark$6.66 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.18 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $422,678,301
2Port Laredo $166,283,957
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $113,427,406
4Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $94,040,646
5Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $65,608,378
6Port of Virginia $41,755,363
7Port of Los Angeles $37,864,483
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $36,261,291
9Port of Newark $33,499,436
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $26,089,346

U.S. imports of Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins increased 3.96 percent through December to $1.18 billion

U.S. imports of Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins increased 3.96 percent from $1.14 billion to $1.18 billion 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 305 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 289 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $574,860,610
2Mexico $345,616,384
3China $119,630,740
4Israel $28,863,442
5Germany $25,606,697
6Thailand $8,534,279
7Italy $8,357,618
8Slovenia $7,281,944
9Spain $6,748,943
10Denmark $6,664,179

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $104,095,521
2Laredo $42,658,218
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $29,237,562
4San Diego $27,384,130
5Phoenix/Nogales $15,591,748
6Chicago $13,444,818
7New York City $8,787,528
8Los Angeles $7,747,926
9Norfolk $7,483,350
10Atlanta/Savannah $7,185,922

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 13.3 percent compared to last year to $422.68 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 17.27 percent compared to last year to $166.28 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 27.11 percent compared to last year to $113.43 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 6.02 percent compared to last year to $94.04 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 6.69 percent compared to last year to $65.61 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 $22.38 million, 4.05 percent, (48.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $15.4 million, 4.26 percent, (29.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $30.66 million, 34.47 percent, (10.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel decreased $3.98 million, 12.12 percent, (2.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $6.82 million, 36.3 percent, (2.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.75 percent of all these Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.09 billion of the $1.18 billion total.

All totaled, 73.04 percent of all these Diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $862.04 million of the $1.18 billion total