Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items

Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items, the No. 229 import by value totaled $138.69 million for the month of May, $585.07 million through May of 2020, and $1.29 billion for all of 2019, 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$214.52 M
2Canada$213.64 M
3Mexico$64.6 M
4Vietnam$14.88 M
5Malaysia$13.62 M
6South Korea$10.69 M
7Indonesia$8.63 M
8Dominican Republic$7 M
9Germany$6.85 M
10Italy$4.02 M
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U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items increased 7.69 percent through May to $585.07 million

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items increased 7.69 percent from $543.32 million to $585.07 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 229 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 273 for the last full year with a total value of $1.29 billion, a $61.02 million, 4.51 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Vietnam 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 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.7 percent compared to last year to $63.93 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.23 percent compared to last year to $51.3 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 7.54 percent compared to last year to $45.39 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $43.6 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 25.85 percent compared to last year to $38.57 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 $23.33 million, 9.81 percent, (36.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $18.73 million, 9.61 percent, (36.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $34.03 million, 111.31 percent, (11.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $9.68 million, 185.82 percent, (2.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia increased $5.13 million, 60.4 percent, (2.33 percent market share).

All totaled, 89.1 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $521.27 million of the $585.07 million total.

All totaled, 41.5 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $242.79 million of the $585.07 million total