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

Exports: Medical technology

Medical technology, the No. 57 export by value totaled $472.36 million for the month of August, $3.63 billion through August of 2019, and $5.36 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1China$551.88 M
2Taiwan$301.72 M
3Japan$275.08 M
4South Korea$263.6 M
5Canada$238.79 M
6Malaysia$229.07 M
7Germany$207.59 M
8Mexico$170.04 M
9Singapore$155.51 M
10India$126.86 M
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U.S. exports of Medical technology increased 3.84 percent through August to $3.63 billion

U.S. exports of Medical technology increased 3.84 percent from $3.49 billion to $3.63 billion 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 57 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 59 for the last full year with a total value of $5.36 billion, a $511.02 million, 10.54 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Canada. 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.

In the last previous full 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $551,883,814
2Taiwan $301,719,766
3Japan $275,078,911
4South Korea $263,599,036
5Canada $238,786,300
6Malaysia $229,071,228
7Germany $207,592,080
8Mexico $170,043,980
9Singapore $155,506,342
10India $126,862,522

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $408,084,442
2Los Angeles $208,579,174
3Cleveland $181,076,851
4New Orleans $128,453,893
5Anchorage $118,407,679
6Chicago $114,172,362
7New York City $107,851,676
8Seattle $86,479,901
9Dallas $39,365,086
10Houston $36,618,599

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:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 13.28 percent compared to last year to $803.3 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 2.78 percent compared to last year to $432.53 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 19.23 percent compared to last year to $396.88 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 11.11 percent compared to last year to $276.12 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 6.42 percent compared to last year to $267.67 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 $7.93 million, 1.46 percent, (15.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan decreased $59.82 million, 16.54 percent, (8.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $36.28 million, 15.19 percent, (7.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $45.79 million, 21.02 percent, (7.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada decreased $13.51 million, 5.36 percent, (6.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 44.95 percent of all these Medical technology exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.63 billion of the $3.63 billion total.

All totaled, 59.99 percent of all these Medical technology exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $2.18 billion of the $3.63 billion total