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

Imports: Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items

Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items, the No. 272 import by value totaled $108.2 million for the month of August, $869.91 million through August 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$385.54 M
2Canada$315.1 M
3Mexico$46.54 M
4Indonesia$22.16 M
5Malaysia$13.87 M
6Germany$12.9 M
7South Korea$12.23 M
8Vietnam$9.64 M
9Dominican Republic$8.46 M
10United Kingdom$5.71 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $869.91 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $113,600,860
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $84,148,219
3Port of Newark $76,869,284
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $66,235,032
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $56,178,065
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $53,628,400
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $52,038,539
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $49,309,256
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $33,138,744
10Port of Virginia $30,893,066

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items decreased 2.67 percent through August to $869.91 million

U.S. imports of Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items decreased 2.67 percent from $893.81 million to $869.91 million through the first eight 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 August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 278 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 August 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $385,539,094
2Canada $315,101,877
3Mexico $46,538,900
4Indonesia $22,163,375
5Malaysia $13,871,053
6Germany $12,895,133
7South Korea $12,231,715
8Vietnam $9,639,195
9Dominican Republic $8,455,642
10United Kingdom $5,709,491

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 7.87 percent compared to last year to $113.6 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 17.12 percent compared to last year to $84.15 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.6 percent compared to last year to $76.87 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 3.21 percent compared to last year to $66.24 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 16.64 percent compared to last year to $56.18 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 $30.04 million, 7.23 percent, (44.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $16.48 million, 4.97 percent, (36.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $5.95 million, 11.34 percent, (5.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Indonesia increased $8.6 million, 63.45 percent, (2.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia increased $8 million, 136.08 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 August of this year. That is equal to $783.21 million of the $869.91 million total.

All totaled, 45.64 percent of all these Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $397.03 million of the $869.91 million total