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

Exports: Medical instruments

Medical instruments, the No. 9 export by value totaled $2.68 billion for the month of March, $7.46 billion through March of 2020, and $29.73 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1The Netherlands$976.92 M
2Mexico$763.74 M
3Japan$706.4 M
4China$699.47 M
5Belgium$603.16 M
6Canada$531.37 M
7Germany$491.41 M
8Singapore$289.6 M
9Australia$225.39 M
10United Kingdom$177.86 M
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U.S. exports of Medical instruments increased 1.49 percent through March to $7.46 billion

U.S. exports of Medical instruments increased 1.49 percent from $7.35 billion to $7.46 billion through the first three 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 9 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 9 for the last full year with a total value of $29.73 billion, a $1.21 billion, 4.24 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $976,918,714
2Mexico $763,735,604
3Japan $706,402,006
4China $699,465,706
5Belgium $603,164,937
6Canada $531,368,400
7Germany $491,411,740
8Singapore $289,595,702
9Australia $225,389,806
10United Kingdom $177,857,313

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1CHICAGO, IL $680,208,344
2LOS ANGELES, CA $535,433,772
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $443,885,662
4NEW ORLEANS, LA $349,263,660
5CLEVELAND, OH $344,601,836
6SAVANNAH, GA $228,445,114
7MIAMI, FL $224,992,794
8SAN FRANCISCO, CA $174,510,546
9DETROIT, MI $172,675,070
10LAREDO, TX $166,601,560

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 27.64 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 20.98 percent compared to last year to $578.11 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 1.62 percent compared to last year to $541.23 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 28.19 percent compared to last year to $495.05 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 4.31 percent compared to last year to $301.3 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 to No. 1 The Netherlands decreased $87.94 million, 8.26 percent, (13.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $65.37 million, 9.36 percent, (10.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $42.72 million, 6.44 percent, (9.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $46.99 million, 6.3 percent, (9.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $73.49 million, 13.87 percent, (8.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.3 percent of all these Medical instruments exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $3.75 billion of the $7.46 billion total.

All totaled, 40.6 percent of all these Medical instruments exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $3.03 billion of the $7.46 billion total