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

Imports: Medicines in individual dosages

Medicines in individual dosages, the No. 6 import by value totaled $6.68 billion for the month of October, $59.1 billion through October of 2018, and $64.6 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
1Ireland$10.71 B
2Switzerland$9.81 B
3Germany$7.19 B
4India$5.13 B
5Italy$3.58 B
6Canada$3.32 B
7Denmark$3.2 B
8United Kingdom$3.1 B
9Israel$2.74 B
10France$2.01 B
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $59.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,181,505,660
2Port of Newark $7,100,239,069
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,233,931,864
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,079,566,489
5Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,436,166,497
6Huntsville International Airport, Ala. $2,696,505,877
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,581,607,562
8Port of Virginia $2,558,918,079
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,210,443,368
10Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $2,187,321,013

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 11.40 percent through October to $59.1 billion

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 11.40 percent from $53.05 billion to $59.1 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 6 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 for the last full year with a total value of $64.6 billion, a $2.58 billion, 3.84 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta 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 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Huntsville International Airport, Ala..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ireland $10,708,850,253
2Switzerland $9,811,575,694
3Germany $7,191,076,790
4India $5,128,621,056
5Italy $3,580,167,482
6Canada $3,321,397,215
7Denmark $3,197,246,428
8United Kingdom $3,097,038,235
9Israel $2,739,082,469
10France $2,013,145,415

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $2,027,692,208
2Philadelphia $1,873,076,849
3Cleveland $1,344,191,328
4Detroit $1,256,302,185
5Atlanta/Savannah $1,016,474,489
6New York City $901,241,940
7Washington, D.C. $477,607,334
8Mobile $458,609,416
9Miami $344,359,811
10Portland, Maine $281,298,383

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 36.36 percent compared to last year to $11.18 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 33.91 percent compared to last year to $7.1 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 24.11 percent compared to last year to $4.23 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.66 percent compared to last year to $4.08 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 26.06 percent compared to last year to $3.44 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 $261.7 million, 2.51 percent, (18.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $1.59 billion, 19.28 percent, (16.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $212.03 million, 3.04 percent, (12.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $171.07 million, 3.45 percent, (8.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $672.64 million, 23.13 percent, (6.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.62 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $36.42 billion of the $59.1 billion total.

All totaled, 50.81 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $30.03 billion of the $59.1 billion total