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

Imports: Toilet paper, related household items

Toilet paper, related household items, the No. 477 import by value totaled $42.17 million for the month of December, $534.9 million through December of 2018, and $459.87 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$178.19 M
2Indonesia$115.25 M
3Mexico$114.18 M
4Italy$54.99 M
5China$15.18 M
6South Korea$11.89 M
7France$9.77 M
8Germany$6.82 M
9Brazil$5.44 M
10Chile$4.13 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $534.9 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $114,006,339
2Port of Los Angeles $84,326,709
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $81,159,120
4Port of Newark $42,134,401
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $27,169,861
6Port of Houston $24,471,512
7Port of Calais, Maine $23,021,149
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,181,705
9Port of Virginia $19,424,367
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $18,354,629

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, related household items increased 16.32 percent through December to $534.9 million

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, related household items increased 16.32 percent from $459.87 million to $534.9 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 477 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 486 for the last full year with a total value of $459.87 million, a $17.23 million, 3.61 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

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

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $178,186,791
2Indonesia $115,247,491
3Mexico $114,178,552
4Italy $54,986,251
5China $15,175,032
6South Korea $11,894,438
7France $9,766,398
8Germany $6,815,132
9Brazil $5,437,854
10Chile $4,128,527

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $24,430,450
2Buffalo $21,047,609
3Los Angeles $21,006,809
4Detroit $15,250,199
5Portland, Maine $7,518,252
6New York City $6,341,707
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,984,508
8Atlanta/Savannah $4,684,084
9Houston $3,776,062
10Chicago $2,677,356

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 48.64 percent compared to last year to $114.01 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 19.21 percent compared to last year to $84.33 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 7.58 percent compared to last year to $81.16 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 13.37 percent compared to last year to $42.13 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 39.39 percent compared to last year to $27.17 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 $3.05 million, 1.68 percent, (33.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Indonesia increased $27.29 million, 31.02 percent, (21.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $37.08 million, 48.09 percent, (21.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $35.34 million, 179.81 percent, (10.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $6.85 million, 31.11 percent, (2.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.32 percent of all these Toilet paper, related household items imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $477.77 million of the $534.9 million total.

All totaled, 65.21 percent of all these Toilet paper, related household items imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $348.8 million of the $534.9 million total