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

Imports: Medicines in individual dosages

Medicines in individual dosages, the No. 6 import by value totaled $6.94 billion for the month of August, $51.97 billion through August of 2019, and $71.2 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
1Ireland$9.3 B
2Switzerland$8.51 B
3Germany$5.14 B
4India$5.03 B
5Italy$4.59 B
6Denmark$3.33 B
7Canada$3.1 B
8United Kingdom$2.4 B
9France$1.91 B
10Japan$1.79 B
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $51.97 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,538,620,642
2Port of Newark $6,425,057,082
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,344,534,972
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,602,611,491
5Philadelphia International Airport $3,304,694,856
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $3,147,242,319
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,170,693,440
8Port of Virginia $1,949,322,504
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,815,863,335
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,704,960,641

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 9.41 percent through August to $51.97 billion

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 9.41 percent from $47.51 billion to $51.97 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 6 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 6 for the last full year with a total value of $71.2 billion, a $6.6 billion, 10.21 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Philadelphia International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ireland $9,297,623,588
2Switzerland $8,508,739,006
3Germany $5,135,481,673
4India $5,032,091,493
5Italy $4,588,784,091
6Denmark $3,328,453,339
7Canada $3,097,217,656
8United Kingdom $2,401,846,528
9France $1,905,144,598
10Japan $1,792,309,281

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $4,726,477,680
2Philadelphia $3,483,013,137
3Cleveland $2,920,194,219
4Atlanta/Savannah $2,325,117,328
5New York City $2,279,109,451
6Detroit $2,000,678,735
7Mobile $910,143,397
8Washington, D.C. $784,348,370
9Portland, Maine $486,491,783
10Buffalo $463,219,934

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 20.14 percent compared to last year to $10.54 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 15.25 percent compared to last year to $6.43 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 29.25 percent compared to last year to $4.34 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 19.8 percent compared to last year to $3.6 billion.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 154.14 percent compared to last year to $3.3 billion.

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 Ireland increased $756.58 million, 8.86 percent, (17.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $902.41 million, 11.86 percent, (16.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $628.42 million, 10.9 percent, (9.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $997.08 million, 24.71 percent, (9.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $1.78 billion, 63.09 percent, (8.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.65 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $32.56 billion of the $51.97 billion total.

All totaled, 54.29 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $28.22 billion of the $51.97 billion total