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

Imports: Medical technology

Medical technology, the No. 119 import by value totaled $295.68 million for the month of August, $2.39 billion through August of 2019, and $3.66 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Malaysia$688.46 M
2Germany$275.56 M
3China$235.35 M
4Japan$216.5 M
5Singapore$110.9 M
6Canada$105.69 M
7United Kingdom$99.32 M
8Taiwan$94.75 M
9Mexico$94.36 M
10Thailand$60.35 M
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U.S. imports of Medical technology decreased 0.52 percent through August to $2.39 billion

U.S. imports of Medical technology decreased 0.52 percent from $2.4 billion to $2.39 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 119 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 121 for the last full year with a total value of $3.66 billion, a $291.41 million, 8.64 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $688,461,186
2Germany $275,560,160
3China $235,353,839
4Japan $216,495,473
5Singapore $110,900,781
6Canada $105,692,402
7United Kingdom $99,315,696
8Taiwan $94,751,820
9Mexico $94,357,707
10Thailand $60,347,232

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $202,974,422
2San Francisco $159,258,696
3Los Angeles $158,452,604
4Anchorage $139,969,669
5Cleveland $123,544,976
6Seattle $61,863,062
7New York City $60,601,157
8Chicago $45,841,893
9Dallas $36,930,615
10Portland/Columbia-Snake River $34,177,593

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 5.15 percent compared to last year to $441.61 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 1.39 percent compared to last year to $382.65 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 23.72 percent compared to last year to $345.83 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 29.55 percent compared to last year to $172.49 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 9.44 percent compared to last year to $157.7 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 Malaysia increased $57.9 million, 9.18 percent, (28.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $22.44 million, 8.87 percent, (11.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $149.72 million, 38.88 percent, (9.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $11.28 million, 4.95 percent, (9.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Singapore increased $16.66 million, 17.68 percent, (4.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.91 percent of all these Medical technology imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.53 billion of the $2.39 billion total.

All totaled, 62.8 percent of all these Medical technology imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.5 billion of the $2.39 billion total