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

Imports: Soap, related soap products

Soap, related soap products, the No. 361 import by value totaled $79.7 million for the month of December, $943.63 million through December of 2018, and $843.23 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
1Canada$300.48 M
2China$203.66 M
3United Kingdom$89.19 M
4Mexico$87.22 M
5Germany$41.67 M
6Italy$34.36 M
7France$33.47 M
8Poland$18.78 M
9South Korea$14.63 M
10Japan$11.63 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $943.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $216,418,234
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $133,030,130
3Port of Los Angeles $106,832,502
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $87,968,390
5Port Laredo $80,998,760
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $44,028,172
7Port of Virginia $27,127,791
8Port of Long Beach $25,375,753
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $22,609,877
10Port of Houston $22,334,310

U.S. imports of Soap, related soap products increased 11.91 percent through December to $943.63 million

U.S. imports of Soap, related soap products increased 11.91 percent from $843.23 million to $943.63 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 361 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 362 for the last full year with a total value of $843.23 million, a $32.96 million, 4.07 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 France. 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.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $300,479,557
2China $203,655,253
3United Kingdom $89,190,400
4Mexico $87,216,323
5Germany $41,668,695
6Italy $34,362,119
7France $33,468,754
8Poland $18,777,816
9South Korea $14,634,019
10Japan $11,630,985

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $52,841,868
2Detroit $43,013,906
3Los Angeles $30,031,310
4Buffalo $20,954,382
5Laredo $19,952,832
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,907,368
7Chicago $6,702,762
8San Francisco $6,043,300
9Seattle $4,933,770
10Cleveland $4,655,648

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 27.31 percent compared to last year to $216.42 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.93 percent compared to last year to $133.03 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 5.78 percent compared to last year to $106.83 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2.28 percent compared to last year to $87.97 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 6.23 percent compared to last year to $81 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 $23.19 million, 8.36 percent, (31.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $21.67 million, 11.9 percent, (21.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $4.57 million, 5.4 percent, (9.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $4.06 million, 4.44 percent, (9.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $12.48 million, 42.74 percent, (4.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.54 percent of all these Soap, related soap products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $722.21 million of the $943.63 million total.

All totaled, 66.26 percent of all these Soap, related soap products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $625.25 million of the $943.63 million total