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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Imports: Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items

Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items, the No. 272 import by value totaled $112.97 million for the month of July, $761.71 million through July of 2019, and $1.35 billion 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

RankCountryYTD
1China$335.51 M
2Canada$276.46 M
3Mexico$41.08 M
4Indonesia$20.6 M
5Malaysia$12.08 M
6Germany$11.35 M
7South Korea$11.28 M
8Vietnam$7.98 M
9Dominican Republic$7.12 M
10United Kingdom$5.14 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $761.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $100,766,026
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $74,553,752
3Port of Newark $67,751,621
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $57,688,107
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $49,142,323
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $47,454,037
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $44,958,714
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $42,851,914
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $29,015,446
10Port of Virginia $27,145,413

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items decreased 2.34 percent through July to $761.71 million

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items decreased 2.34 percent from $780 million to $761.71 million through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 272 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 276 for the last full year with a total value of $1.35 billion, a $113.04 million, 9.12 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Malaysia. 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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 Port of Newark, No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $335,508,147
2Canada $276,463,460
3Mexico $41,082,809
4Indonesia $20,601,652
5Malaysia $12,076,381
6Germany $11,352,230
7South Korea $11,275,809
8Vietnam $7,978,270
9Dominican Republic $7,122,190
10United Kingdom $5,140,075

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $65,341,775
2Detroit $62,140,022
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $53,869,496
4New York City $40,992,708
5San Francisco $28,877,692
6Buffalo $26,180,184
7Atlanta/Savannah $19,989,119
8San Diego $16,396,113
9Norfolk $13,784,246
10Chicago $12,201,080

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 6.8 percent compared to last year to $100.77 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 16.71 percent compared to last year to $74.55 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.04 percent compared to last year to $67.75 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 2.99 percent compared to last year to $57.69 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 21.06 percent compared to last year to $49.14 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 decreased $27.33 million, 7.53 percent, (44.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $12.32 million, 4.27 percent, (36.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $5.44 million, 11.68 percent, (5.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Indonesia increased $8.88 million, 75.77 percent, (2.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia increased $7.42 million, 159.61 percent, (1.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.03 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $685.73 million of the $761.71 million total.

All totaled, 45.94 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $349.9 million of the $761.71 million total