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

Imports: General medical equipment

General medical equipment, the No. 351 import by value totaled $80.36 million for the month of August, $627.23 million through August of 2019, and $957.88 million 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$221.72 M
2Mexico$113.53 M
3Germany$40.23 M
4United Kingdom$31.44 M
5Canada$31.25 M
6France$28.22 M
7Japan$23.76 M
8Bulgaria$17.81 M
9Finland$13.05 M
10Switzerland$11.74 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $627.23 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $70,572,777
2Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $48,893,915
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $43,384,233
4Port of Newark $37,068,857
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $37,024,054
6Port of New Orleans $37,001,171
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $29,798,297
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $29,220,328
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $25,683,778
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $24,680,148

U.S. imports of General medical equipment decreased 0.75 percent through August to $627.23 million

U.S. imports of General medical equipment decreased 0.75 percent from $631.97 million to $627.23 million 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 351 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 355 for the last full year with a total value of $957.88 million, a $83.76 million, 9.58 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $221,715,514
2Mexico $113,530,627
3Germany $40,226,231
4United Kingdom $31,438,167
5Canada $31,246,596
6France $28,221,463
7Japan $23,764,969
8Bulgaria $17,813,817
9Finland $13,049,794
10Switzerland $11,738,622

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $38,661,530
2New Orleans $32,400,752
3Chicago $27,489,457
4Los Angeles $25,527,884
5New York City $23,384,670
6Seattle $22,397,824
7El Paso $16,036,331
8Detroit $15,725,232
9San Diego $15,219,459
10San Francisco $11,707,090

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 24.98 percent compared to last year to $70.57 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 5.62 percent compared to last year to $48.89 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 18.64 percent compared to last year to $43.38 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 12.66 percent compared to last year to $37.07 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 15.48 percent compared to last year to $37.02 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. imports from No. 1 China decreased $49.62 million, 18.29 percent, (35.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $17.54 million, 18.27 percent, (18.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $1.43 million, 3.7 percent, (6.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $6.19 million, 24.51 percent, (5.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $1.76 million, 5.96 percent, (4.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.86 percent of all these General medical equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $438.16 million of the $627.23 million total.

All totaled, 37.78 percent of all these General medical equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $236.94 million of the $627.23 million total