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

Exports: General medical equipment

General medical equipment, the No. 257 export by value totaled $65.27 million for the month of May, $341.75 million through May of 2020, and $817.69 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$50.11 M
2Mexico$37.09 M
3China$25.96 M
4Germany$25.02 M
5Taiwan$24.26 M
6South Korea$20.73 M
7United Kingdom$16.56 M
8Japan$15.63 M
9Singapore$15.04 M
10The Netherlands$13.88 M
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U.S. exports of General medical equipment increased 0.90 percent through May to $341.75 million

U.S. exports of General medical equipment increased 0.90 percent from $338.7 million to $341.75 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 257 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 291 for the last full year with a total value of $817.69 million, a $13.9 million, 1.73 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska.

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:

  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 35.37 percent compared to last year to $36.9 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 69.84 percent compared to last year to $30.63 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 5.4 percent compared to last year to $28.44 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 83.63 percent compared to last year to $24.43 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 6.99 percent compared to last year to $21.09 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. exports from No. 1 Mexico decreased $3.2 million, 2.34 percent, (39.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Canada increased $2.02 million, 1.73 percent, (34.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Germany increased $2.91 million, 4.67 percent, (19.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 China decreased $1.07 million, 1.93 percent, (15.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea increased $6.01 million, 15.52 percent, (13.08 percent market share).

All totaled, 50.96 percent of all these General medical equipment exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $416.72 million of the $817.69 million total.

All totaled, 41.4 percent of all these General medical equipment exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $141.49 million of the $341.75 million total