Medicines in individual dosages

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages decreased 4 percent through December to $64.6 billion

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages decreased 4 percent from $67.18 billion to $64.6 billion in 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked No. 7 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 for the last full year, with a total value of $67.18 billion, a $3.2 billion, 5 percent increase over the 2015 total.

Through December of this year, the top five sources of U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Israel. The top five Customs districts from which the imports entered the U.S. through December were No. 1 Philadelphia, No. 2 Chicago, No. 3 Detroit, No. 4 Cleveland and No. 5 Atlanta/Savannah.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 India and No. 5 Israel. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts for imports were No. 1 Philadelphia, No. 2 Chicago, No. 3 Detroit, No. 4 Cleveland and No. 5 Atlanta/Savannah.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Ireland $12,873,661,290
2 Switzerland $9,937,545,777
3 Germany $8,264,585,469
4 India $5,960,443,810
5 Israel $4,049,872,431
6 Italy $4,008,933,111
7 United Kingdom $3,240,912,443
8 Canada $3,015,492,983
9 Denmark $2,949,469,448
10 France $2,227,375,090

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Philadelphia $10,542,220,586
2 Chicago $10,303,965,974
3 Detroit $8,441,411,393
4 Cleveland $6,227,948,772
5 Atlanta/Savannah $6,187,380,932
6 New York City $5,734,328,457
7 Mobile $3,088,101,632
8 Charleston $2,305,035,794
9 Washington, D.C. $2,023,749,824
10 Portland, Maine $1,298,100,916

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Ireland increased $3.66 billion, 39.65 percent. Of the total, 19.93 percent arrived from Ireland.
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $1.31 billion, 15.23 percent. Of the total, 15.38 percent arrived from Switzerland.
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $1.57 billion, 15.95 percent. Of the total, 12.79 percent arrived from Germany.
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $1.33 billion, 18.23 percent. Of the total, 9.23 percent arrived from India.
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Israel decreased $599.03 million, 12.89 percent. Of the total, 6.27 percent arrived from Israel.

All totaled, 64 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $41.09 billion of the $64.6 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US imports to No. 1 Philadelphia decreased $2.6 billion, 19.79 percent. Of the total, 16.32 percent shipped to Philadelphia.
  • US imports to No. 2 Chicago increased $259.97 million, 2.59 percent. Of the total, 15.95 percent shipped to Chicago.
  • US imports to No. 3 Detroit decreased $3.42 million, 0.04 percent. Of the total, 13.07 percent shipped to Detroit.
  • US imports to No. 4 Cleveland increased $927.49 million, 17.5 percent. Of the total, 9.64 percent shipped to Cleveland.
  • US imports to No. 5 Atlanta/Savannah increased $960.46 million, 18.38 percent. Of the total, 9.58 percent shipped to Atlanta/Savannah.

All totaled 65 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $41.7 billion of the $64.6 billion total.