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

Imports: Medical technology

Medical technology, the No. 122 import by value totaled $329.27 million for the month of October, $3.03 billion through October of 2018, and $3.37 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Malaysia$813.56 M
2China$456.27 M
3Germany$315.92 M
4Japan$277.81 M
5United Kingdom$139.78 M
6Singapore$124.25 M
7Canada$120.46 M
8Taiwan$108.83 M
9Mexico$98.11 M
10Italy$69.82 M
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U.S. imports of Medical technology increased 8.64 percent through October to $3.03 billion

U.S. imports of Medical technology increased 8.64 percent from $2.79 billion to $3.03 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 122 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 118 for the last full year with a total value of $3.37 billion, a $266.82 million, 8.59 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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.

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 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $813,563,170
2China $456,273,346
3Germany $315,922,755
4Japan $277,806,498
5United Kingdom $139,781,616
6Singapore $124,246,492
7Canada $120,458,901
8Taiwan $108,834,373
9Mexico $98,106,051
10Italy $69,818,335

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $86,710,369
2Los Angeles $85,569,053
3San Francisco $75,924,310
4Anchorage $68,169,357
5Cleveland $57,256,239
6Seattle $29,381,404
7New York City $27,110,395
8Dallas $22,780,954
9Chicago $21,365,505
10Portland/Columbia-Snake River $17,204,752

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 12.9 percent compared to last year to $604.48 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 10.29 percent compared to last year to $490.16 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 36.09 percent compared to last year to $343.48 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 1.84 percent compared to last year to $290.5 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 16.01 percent compared to last year to $186.86 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 $83.03 million, 11.37 percent, (26.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $35.13 million, 8.34 percent, (15.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $7.14 million, 2.21 percent, (10.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $26.16 million, 10.4 percent, (9.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $21.81 million, 18.48 percent, (4.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.21 percent of all these Medical technology imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2 billion of the $3.03 billion total.

All totaled, 63.3 percent of all these Medical technology imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.92 billion of the $3.03 billion total