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

Imports: Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items

Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items, the No. 273 import by value totaled $113.49 million for the month of December, $1.35 billion through December of 2018, and $1.24 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
1China$636.02 M
2Canada$491.18 M
3Mexico$76.37 M
4Indonesia$25.48 M
5Germany$17.49 M
6Dominican Republic$12.36 M
7Taiwan$10.85 M
8Malaysia$10.62 M
9South Korea$9.43 M
10Italy$7.55 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.35 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $191,324,329
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $143,443,067
3Port of Newark $111,443,441
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $93,857,699
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $88,989,211
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $78,423,371
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $71,750,381
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $62,309,174
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $57,442,054
10Port of Long Beach $51,712,290

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items increased 9.12 percent through December to $1.35 billion

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items increased 9.12 percent from $1.24 billion to $1.35 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 273 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 271 for the last full year with a total value of $1.24 billion, a $40.85 million, 3.41 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $636,023,059
2Canada $491,181,549
3Mexico $76,369,091
4Indonesia $25,483,243
5Germany $17,488,089
6Dominican Republic $12,355,999
7Taiwan $10,852,417
8Malaysia $10,619,216
9South Korea $9,433,055
10Italy $7,548,638

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $50,558,667
2Detroit $48,285,403
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $41,055,718
4New York City $30,374,568
5San Francisco $20,723,010
6Buffalo $18,408,351
7Atlanta/Savannah $15,305,559
8San Diego $12,183,012
9Norfolk $10,173,698
10Chicago $9,376,726

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.45 percent compared to last year to $191.32 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 5.75 percent compared to last year to $143.44 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 11.79 percent compared to last year to $111.44 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 16.62 percent compared to last year to $93.86 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 14.45 percent compared to last year to $88.99 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 China increased $66.66 million, 11.71 percent, (47.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $391,489, 0.08 percent, (36.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $10.55 million, 16.04 percent, (5.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Indonesia increased $8.54 million, 50.4 percent, (1.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $4.65 million, 36.2 percent, (1.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.13 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.25 billion of the $1.35 billion total.

All totaled, 46.49 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $629.06 million of the $1.35 billion total