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

Imports: Medical instruments

Medical instruments, the No. 12 import by value totaled $2.42 billion for the month of March, $6.7 billion through March of 2020, and $27.64 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.8 B
2Germany$805.84 M
3Ireland$629.17 M
4Japan$481.35 M
5Costa Rica$464.61 M
6China$371.64 M
7Switzerland$298.4 M
8Israel$242.96 M
9Dominican Republic$234.73 M
10Canada$161.59 M
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U.S. imports of Medical instruments increased 3.56 percent through March to $6.7 billion

U.S. imports of Medical instruments increased 3.56 percent from $6.47 billion to $6.7 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 12 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 13 for the last full year with a total value of $27.64 billion, a $2.55 billion, 10.18 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,796,832,494
2Germany $805,837,019
3Ireland $629,166,531
4Japan $481,347,792
5Costa Rica $464,605,180
6China $371,635,530
7Switzerland $298,402,443
8Israel $242,961,145
9Dominican Republic $234,729,764
10Canada $161,585,465

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $287,464,268
2New York City $219,825,387
3New Orleans $210,051,320
4San Diego $209,496,106
5El Paso $171,792,264
6Cleveland $171,077,042
7Boston $140,631,606
8Los Angeles $132,426,691
9San Francisco $110,746,928
10Laredo $97,057,634

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:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 4.14 percent compared to last year to $561.09 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 10.38 percent compared to last year to $549.55 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 6.11 percent compared to last year to $543.76 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 15.22 percent compared to last year to $523.2 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 18.49 percent compared to last year to $417.28 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 Mexico increased $87.55 million, 5.12 percent, (26.8 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $5.31 million, 0.66 percent, (12.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ireland decreased $2.84 million, 0.45 percent, (9.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $6.41 million, 1.31 percent, (7.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Costa Rica increased $98.67 million, 26.96 percent, (6.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.32 percent of all these Medical instruments imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $4.18 billion of the $6.7 billion total.

All totaled, 38.71 percent of all these Medical instruments imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $2.59 billion of the $6.7 billion total