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

Imports: Medicines in individual dosages

Medicines in individual dosages, the No. 6 import by value totaled $6.94 billion for the month of October, $65.38 billion through October 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$11.51 B
2Switzerland$10.95 B
3Germany$6.73 B
4India$6.28 B
5Italy$5.48 B
6Denmark$4.41 B
7Canada$3.87 B
8United Kingdom$2.86 B
9France$2.27 B
10Japan$2.17 B
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January – October 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $65.38 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,534,936,865
2Port of Newark $8,213,314,852
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,495,732,988
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $4,387,044,037
5Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,031,209,560
6Philadelphia International Airport $3,890,271,674
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,557,070,549
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,531,851,481
9Port of Virginia $2,497,807,529
10Huntsville International Airport, Ala. $2,111,927,040

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 10.63 percent through October to $65.38 billion

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 10.63 percent from $59.1 billion to $65.38 billion through the first 10 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 October 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 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 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky 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 – October 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ireland $11,506,010,169
2Switzerland $10,947,457,270
3Germany $6,728,365,586
4India $6,284,397,180
5Italy $5,481,588,780
6Denmark $4,406,001,184
7Canada $3,873,272,303
8United Kingdom $2,856,100,531
9France $2,268,086,405
10Japan $2,173,669,842

January – October 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 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 21.05 percent compared to last year to $13.53 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 15.68 percent compared to last year to $8.21 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 29.8 percent compared to last year to $5.5 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 27.67 percent compared to last year to $4.39 billion.
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 84.3 percent compared to last year to $4.03 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 $797.16 million, 7.44 percent, (17.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $1.14 billion, 11.58 percent, (16.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $462.71 million, 6.43 percent, (10.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $1.16 billion, 22.54 percent, (9.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $1.9 billion, 53.11 percent, (8.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.63 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 $40.95 billion of the $65.38 billion total.

All totaled, 54.54 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 $35.66 billion of the $65.38 billion total

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