Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through January 2023.

Imports: Medical bandages

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

12.10%

Compared to last month

6.99%

Total All Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

2.51%

Compared to last month

0.48%

RankAmong U.S. Imports

241

Rank 2022

275

U.S. imports of Medical bandages totaled $154.79 million in January, a change of 12.10 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was 6.99 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Medical bandages ranked No. 241 in January. It had ranked No. 275 for the same month last year.

While Medical bandages ranked No. 241 in January by value, it ranked No. 388 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Medical bandages imports in January were (1) China, (2) United Kingdom, and (3) Mexico. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Passenger vehicles, (2) Oil, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment.

Top Sources

Rank Country YTD
1 China $61.1 million
2 United Kingdom $17.4 million
3 Mexico $15.5 million
4 Germany $12.7 million
5 Japan $8.7 million
6 Brazil $8.1 million
7 Finland $5.2 million
8 Poland $3.8 million
9 Dominican Republic $3.4 million
10 France $3.1 million

Top Gateways

Rank Port YTD
1 Port of Los Angeles $17.1 million
2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport $16.1 million
3 Port of Savannah, Ga. $15.8 million
4 Port of Newark $15.2 million
5 Port of Charleston $12.2 million
6 Port of Oakland, Calif. $11.3 million
7 Ysleta, Texas $11.1 million
8 Port of Virginia $8.6 million
9 Port of Houston $8 million
10 Port Laredo $5.9 million
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U.S. imports of Medical bandages increased 12.10 percent through January to $154.79 million

U.S. imports of Medical bandages increased 12.10 percent from $138.08 million to $154.79 million through the first month of 2023 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 241 through January among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 272 for the last full year with a total value of $1.81 billion, a $211.91 million, 13.26 percent increase from the 2021 total.

Through January of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.47 percent compared to last year to $17.09 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 58.21 percent compared to last year to $16.08 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 113.7 percent compared to last year to $15.77 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 36.6 percent compared to last year to $15.2 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 19.77 percent compared to last year to $12.16 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 China decreased $1.99 million, 3.16 percent, (39.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $3.82 million, 28.07 percent, (11.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $1.42 million, 10.08 percent, (10 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $4.35 million, 51.83 percent, (8.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $4.26 million, 96.76 percent, (5.59 percent market share).

All totaled, 74.54 percent of all these Medical bandages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through January of this year. That is equal to $115.38 million of the $154.79 million total.

All totaled, 49.29 percent of all these Medical bandages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through January of this year. That is equal to $76.3 million of the $154.79 million total