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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Medical technology

Medical technology, the No. 59 export by value totaled $485.99 million for the month of October, $4.43 billion through October of 2018, and $4.85 billion for all of 2017, 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
1China$673.21 M
2Taiwan$440.24 M
3Canada$313.58 M
4Japan$304.47 M
5South Korea$291.17 M
6Malaysia$274.68 M
7Germany$213.21 M
8Mexico$206.9 M
9Hong Kong$190.83 M
10Singapore$190.21 M
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U.S. exports of Medical technology increased 11.22 percent through October to $4.43 billion

U.S. exports of Medical technology increased 11.22 percent from $3.98 billion to $4.43 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 59 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 57 for the last full year with a total value of $4.85 billion, a $506.87 million, 9.46 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $673,209,559
2Taiwan $440,244,587
3Canada $313,584,953
4Japan $304,468,790
5South Korea $291,168,701
6Malaysia $274,681,861
7Germany $213,212,791
8Mexico $206,901,033
9Hong Kong $190,825,938
10Singapore $190,205,786

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $186,857,672
2Los Angeles $100,370,451
3Cleveland $79,234,080
4Anchorage $55,868,778
5New Orleans $54,747,768
6New York City $50,257,032
7Chicago $45,957,366
8Seattle $37,176,758
9Miami $17,820,899
10Houston $16,858,998

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 16.24 percent compared to last year to $908.32 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 18.6 percent compared to last year to $531.34 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 8.29 percent compared to last year to $421.37 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 15.18 percent compared to last year to $324.44 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 2.13 percent compared to last year to $310.82 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 China increased $57.74 million, 9.38 percent, (15.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan increased $44.12 million, 11.14 percent, (9.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $16.94 million, 5.71 percent, (7.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $55.12 million, 22.1 percent, (6.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $39.64 million, 15.76 percent, (6.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 45.71 percent of all these Medical technology exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.02 billion of the $4.43 billion total.

All totaled, 56.41 percent of all these Medical technology exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.5 billion of the $4.43 billion total