Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Soap, related soap products

Soap, related soap products, the No. 345 import by value totaled $79.46 million for the month of December, $974.13 million through December of 2019, and $943.63 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$288.56 M
2China$198.99 M
3Mexico$118.15 M
4United Kingdom$63.77 M
5Germany$53.29 M
6Italy$37.13 M
7France$35.93 M
8Poland$26.57 M
9South Korea$15.56 M
10India$12.54 M
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U.S. imports of Soap, related soap products increased 3.23 percent through December 2019 to $974.13 million

U.S. imports of Soap, related soap products increased 3.23 percent from $943.63 million to $974.13 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 345 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 361 for the last full year with a total value of $943.63 million, a $100.4 million, 11.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Laredo.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 3.21 percent to $209.47 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.57 percent to $152.42 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1.73 percent to $108.68 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 27.34 percent to $103.15 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 0.76 percent to $88.63 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 decreased $11.92 million, 3.97 percent, (29.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $4.67 million, 2.29 percent, (20.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $30.94 million, 35.47 percent, (12.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $25.42 million, 28.5 percent, (6.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $11.62 million, 27.9 percent, (5.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.2 percent of all these Soap, related soap products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $722.76 million of the $974.13 million total.

All totaled, 67.99 percent of all these Soap, related soap products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $662.35 million of the $974.13 million total.