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

Imports: Medicines not in individual dosages

Medicines not in individual dosages, the No. 490 import by value totaled $40.2 million for the month of August, $329.36 million through August of 2019, and $1.14 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
1Portugal$47.02 M
2China$42.75 M
3Italy$39.87 M
4Germany$36.23 M
5Switzerland$24.37 M
6Singapore$21.51 M
7South Korea$20 M
8India$16.46 M
9Israel$15.84 M
10Canada$15.6 M
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U.S. imports of Medicines not in individual dosages decreased 60.29 percent through August to $329.36 million

U.S. imports of Medicines not in individual dosages decreased 60.29 percent from $829.53 million to $329.36 million 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 490 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 290 for the last full year with a total value of $1.14 billion, a $166.96 million, 17.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Portugal, No. 2 China, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 San Juan International Airport, P.R., No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Portugal $47,021,279
2China $42,753,770
3Italy $39,865,098
4Germany $36,231,552
5Switzerland $24,373,720
6Singapore $21,511,220
7South Korea $20,003,978
8India $16,456,957
9Israel $15,840,446
10Canada $15,602,327

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $121,805,790
2San Juan $39,249,430
3New York City $22,203,831
4Philadelphia $15,426,545
5Los Angeles $12,824,725
6San Francisco $12,692,292
7Atlanta/Savannah $6,921,700
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,380,691
9Washington, D.C. $4,731,335
10New Orleans $2,732,620

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:

  • Port of Newark fell 15 percent compared to last year to $83.97 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 87.97 percent compared to last year to $55.52 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 30.59 percent compared to last year to $31.74 million.
  • Port of New York rose 935.38 percent compared to last year to $22.69 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 75.3 percent compared to last year to $22.59 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 Portugal increased $21.12 million, 81.55 percent, (14.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $7.51 million, 21.32 percent, (12.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $18.61 million, 87.59 percent, (12.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $43.06 million, 54.31 percent, (11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland increased $8.05 million, 49.28 percent, (7.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.76 percent of all these Medicines not in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $190.25 million of the $329.36 million total.

All totaled, 65.74 percent of all these Medicines not in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $216.52 million of the $329.36 million total