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

Imports: Medicines in individual dosages

Medicines in individual dosages, the No. 6 import by value totaled $7.21 billion for the month of April, $24.24 billion through April 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
1Switzerland$4.4 B
2Ireland$3.89 B
3India$2.51 B
4Germany$2.23 B
5Italy$1.97 B
6Denmark$1.56 B
7Canada$1.42 B
8United Kingdom$1.15 B
9France$1.01 B
10Japan$839.35 M
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January – April 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $24.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,007,318,994
2Port of Newark $3,126,402,625
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,155,214,922
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $1,678,543,910
5Philadelphia International Airport $1,478,919,862
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $1,473,669,274
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,059,109,147
8Port of Virginia $1,050,392,855
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $924,547,147
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $754,352,890

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages decreased 0.99 percent through April to $24.24 billion

U.S. imports of Medicines in individual dosages decreased 0.99 percent from $24.48 billion to $24.24 billion through the first four 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 April among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 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 April of this 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 – April 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $4,399,986,161
2Ireland $3,891,305,583
3India $2,509,827,095
4Germany $2,228,533,552
5Italy $1,970,399,938
6Denmark $1,564,602,784
7Canada $1,415,055,256
8United Kingdom $1,150,292,490
9France $1,007,287,649
10Japan $839,350,207

January – April 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 four months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 14.47 percent compared to last year to $5.01 billion.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.5 percent compared to last year to $3.13 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 31.98 percent compared to last year to $2.16 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 3.75 percent compared to last year to $1.68 billion.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 107.54 percent compared to last year to $1.48 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 Switzerland increased $677.02 million, 18.18 percent, (18.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ireland decreased $321.71 million, 7.64 percent, (16.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $478.6 million, 23.56 percent, (10.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $930.27 million, 29.45 percent, (9.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $584.48 million, 42.17 percent, (8.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.89 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through April of this year. That is equal to $15 billion of the $24.24 billion total.

All totaled, 55.48 percent of all these Medicines in individual dosages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through April of this year. That is equal to $13.45 billion of the $24.24 billion total