Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Medicines in individual dosages

Medicines in individual dosages, the No. 3 import by value totaled $5.76 billion for the month of May, $34.55 billion through May of 2020, and $78.42 billion for all of 2019, 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$7.36 B
2Switzerland$5.67 B
3Germany$3.19 B
4India$3.08 B
5Denmark$2.82 B
6Canada$1.91 B
7United Kingdom$1.88 B
8Italy$1.73 B
9Belgium$1.22 B
10Japan$910.13 M
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U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 9.99 percent through May to $34.55 billion

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages increased 9.99 percent from $31.41 billion to $34.55 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 3 through May 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 $78.42 billion, a $7.22 billion, 10.14 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 India, No. 4 Germany 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first five months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 20.22 percent compared to last year to $7.73 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 16.64 percent compared to last year to $4.64 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 51.04 percent compared to last year to $3.41 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 17.23 percent compared to last year to $3.18 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 179.32 percent compared to last year to $2.63 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 $2.01 billion, 37.48 percent, (21.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $143.85 million, 2.6 percent, (16.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $103.05 million, 3.34 percent, (9.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $127.22 million, 3.96 percent, (8.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Denmark increased $837.51 million, 42.28 percent, (8.16 percent market share).

All totaled, 64.01 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $22.12 billion of the $34.55 billion total.

All totaled, 62.48 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $21.59 billion of the $34.55 billion total