Hearing Aids Importers by Country

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Global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$3.7 billion in 2015.

Overall, the value of imported hearing aids rose by an average 8.1% for all importing countries since 2011 when hearing aids imports were valued at $3.4 billion. From 2014 to 2015, hearing aids fell slightly by -0.4%.

From a continental perspective, European Union members accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported hearing aids during 2015 with purchases valued at $1.5 billion or 40.1% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 34.2% while 11.9% of worldwide hearing aids imports were delivered to Asia.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for hearing aids is 902140. This excludes hearing aid parts and accessories.

Hearing Aids Importers by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2015:

  1. United States: US$1.1 billion (29.6% of total imported hearing aids)
  2. Germany: $390.7 million (10.5%)
  3. United Kingdom: $345.2 million (9.3%)
  4. France: $198.8 million (5.3%)
  5. Netherlands: $149.8 million (4%)
  6. Canada: $133.8 million (3.6%)
  7. Japan: $119.8 million (3.2%)
  8. Switzerland: $92.6 million (2.5%)
  9. Singapore: $88.9 million (2.4%)
  10. Australia: $84.5 million (2.3%)
  11. China: $72.8 million (2%)
  12. Spain: $71.5 million (1.9%)
  13. Poland: $59 million (1.6%)
  14. Brazil: $55.6 million (1.5%)
  15. Italy: $49.4 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries purchased four-fifths (81%) of all hearing aids imports in 2015 (by value). Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each international supplier since 2011.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing import markets for hearing aids since 2011 were: Netherlands (up 116.7%), Poland (up 49.8%), China (up 47.2%) and Switzerland (up 36.8%).

Countries that reduced their purchases of imported hearing aids were led by: Singapore (down -35.6%), Australia (down -12.5%), Brazil (down -11.3%) and Germany (down -10.3%).

USA

Hearing Aids Imports into United States

America’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$1.1 billion in 2015. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which United States imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2015. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2011.

  1. Denmark: $347.2 million (up 109.9%)
  2. China: $282.9 million (up 32.6%)
  3. Singapore: $121.4 million (up 53.4%)
  4. Mexico: $120.8 million (up 39.4%)
  5. Switzerland: $106.7 million (up 2.5%)
  6. Australia: $63.3 million (down -45.2%)
  7. Vietnam: $40.7 million (up 38.1%)
  8. Sweden: $5.5 million (down -83.3%)
  9. Germany: $4.5 million (up 71.1%)
  10. Poland: $4.4 million (down -93.6%)
  11. Thailand: $2.6 million (up 44.8%)
  12. South Korea: $636,000 (up 302.5%)
  13. Taiwan: $616,000 (up 73%)
  14. United Kingdom: $370,000 (up 9.8%)
  15. Japan: $233,000 (down -70.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all American hearing aids imports in 2015.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United States since 2011 were: South Korea (up 302.5%), Denmark (up 109.9%), Taiwan (up 73%) and Germany (up 71.1%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplies to American importers included: Poland (down -93.6%), Sweden (down -83.3%), Japan (down -70.4%) and Australia (down -45.2%).

Overall, the value of American hearing aids imports were up by an average 22.1% from all supplying countries since 2011 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $903.5 million.

Germany

Hearing Aids Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$390.7 million in 2015. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2015. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2011.

  1. China: $97.4 million (down -2.5%)
  2. Poland: $88.4 million (down -9.7%)
  3. Singapore: $66.8 million (up 16.6%)
  4. Switzerland: $58.1 million (down -26.7%)
  5. United States: $21.5 million (up 643.4%)
  6. United Kingdom: $21.3 million (up 7.6%)
  7. Denmark: $20 million (down -87.6%)
  8. Mexico: $13.1 million (up 250.2%)
  9. Vietnam: $1.3 million (down -26.1%)
  10. Australia: $1.2 million (down -31.2%)
  11. France: $464,000 (down -61.5%)
  12. Ireland: $369,000 (down -63.8%)
  13. Austria: $271,000 (down -95.3%)
  14. Turkey: $68,000 (up 6.3%)
  15. Chile: $58,000 (up from nil)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all German hearing aids imports in 2015.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to Germany since 2011 were: United States (up 643.4%), Mexico (up 250.2%), Singapore (up 16.6%) and United Kingdom (up 7.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplies to German importers included: Austria (down -95.3%), Denmark (down -87.6%), Ireland (down -63.8%) and France (down -61.5%).

Overall, the value of German hearing aids imports were down by an average -10.3% from all supplying countries since 2011 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $435.6 million.

U.K.

Hearing Aids Imports into United Kingdom

United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$345.2 million in 2015. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which U.K. imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2015. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2011.

  1. Australia: $129.6 million (down -1.4%)
  2. Poland: $55.6 million (up 2,670%)
  3. China: $41 million (up 0.9%)
  4. Netherlands: $37.8 million (up 4,412%)
  5. Singapore: $19 million (up 131.5%)
  6. United States: $18.2 million (up 1,943%)
  7. Denmark: $8.3 million (down -80.2%)
  8. Austria: $7.7 million (down -18.9%)
  9. Sweden: $6.5 million (down -80.9%)
  10. Vietnam: $5.5 million (up 13.6%)
  11. Mexico: $3 million (up 10%)
  12. Spain: $2.8 million (up 1,365%)
  13. Germany: $2.7 million (down -68.1%)
  14. Ireland: $2.3 million (up 104.1%)
  15. France: $2 million (up 769.7%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.1% of all U.K. hearing aids imports in 2015.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United Kingdom since 2011 were: Netherlands (up 4,412%), Poland (up 2,670%), United States (up 1,943%) and Spain (up 1,365%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplies to U.K. importers included: Sweden (down -80.9%), Denmark (down -80.2%), Germany (down -68.1%) and Austria (down -18.9%).

Overall, the value of U.K. hearing aids imports were up by an average 19.2% from all supplying countries since 2011 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $289.6 million.

France

Hearing Aids Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$198.8 million in 2015. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2015. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2011.

  1. China: $68.3 million (up 32.3%)
  2. Switzerland: $29.5 million (down -5.7%)
  3. Singapore: $23.7 million (down -31.5%)
  4. Denmark: $23.1 million (down -61.9%)
  5. United States: $20.3 million (up 24.2%)
  6. Poland: $19.8 million (up 48,212%)
  7. Vietnam: $6.4 million (up 751.5%)
  8. Germany: $3.8 million (down -32.3%)
  9. Sweden: $1.8 million (up 9.5%)
  10. Mexico: $523,000 (down -52.6%)
  11. Austria: $76,000 (down -82.8%)
  12. Ireland: $38,000 (no change)
  13. Spain: $29,000 (down -99.3%)
  14. Australia: $20,000 (down -64%)
  15. United Kingdom: $17,000 (down -96%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of all French hearing aids imports in 2015.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to France since 2011 were: Poland (up 48,212%), Vietnam (up 751.5%), China (up 32.3%) and United States (up 24.2%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplies to French importers included: Spain (down -99.3%), United Kingdom (down -96%), Austria (down -82.8%) and Australia (down -64%).

Overall, the value of French hearing aids imports were down by an average -7.8% from all supplying countries since 2011 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $215.7 million.



 

Searchable List of Hearing Aids Importing Countries

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RankImporter2015 Imported Hearing Aids% World Total
1.United StatesUS$1.1 billion29.6%
2.Germany$390.7 million10.5%
3.United Kingdom$345.2 million9.3%
4.France$198.8 million5.3%
5.Netherlands$149.8 million4%
6.Canada$133.8 million3.6%
7.Japan$119.8 million3.2%
8.Switzerland$92.6 million2.5%
9.Singapore$88.9 million2.4%
10.Australia$84.5 million2.3%
11.China$72.8 million2%
12.Spain$71.5 million1.9%
13.Poland$59 million1.6%
14.Brazil$55.6 million1.5%
15.Italy$49.4 million1.3%
16.India$42.3 million1.1%
17.Norway$39.9 million1.1%
18.Mexico$37.7 million1%
19.Austria$37.1 million1%
20.Belgium$35.4 million1%
21.Denmark$35 million0.9%
22.New Zealand$32.4 million0.9%
23.Turkey$29.6 million0.8%
24.Russia$25.5 million0.7%
25.Sweden$24.2 million0.6%
26.Israel$21.1 million0.6%
27.Iran$18.3 million0.5%
28.Argentina$17.6 million0.5%
29.South Africa$16.5 million0.4%
30.Algeria$15.6 million0.4%
31.Finland$14.7 million0.4%
32.Colombia$14.7 million0.4%
33.Egypt$14 million0.4%
34.Czech Republic$13.8 million0.4%
35.Portugal$12.5 million0.3%
36.Taiwan$11.8 million0.3%
37.Hungary$11.6 million0.3%
38.Chile$10.8 million0.3%
39.Vietnam$9.8 million0.3%
40.Hong Kong$9.5 million0.3%
41.South Korea$9.2 million0.2%
42.Saudi Arabia$9.1 million0.2%
43.Ireland$8.9 million0.2%
44.Malaysia$7.4 million0.2%
45.Romania$6.9 million0.2%
46.Thailand$5.2 million0.1%
47.Iraq$4.8 million0.1%
48.Morocco$4.7 million0.1%
49.Croatia$4.6 million0.1%
50.United Arab Emirates$4.5 million0.1%
51.Panama$4.2 million0.1%
52.Ecuador$4.1 million0.1%
53.Libya$4.1 million0.1%
54.Slovakia$4 million0.1%
55.Cuba$3.5 million0.1%
56.Greece$3.3 million0.1%
57.Peru$3.2 million0.1%
58.Slovenia$3 million0.1%
59.Lithuania$2.9 million0.1%
60.Lebanon$2.8 million0.1%
61.Belarus$2.6 million0.1%
62.Bulgaria$2.5 million0.1%
63.Jordan$2.5 million0.1%
64.Iceland$2.5 million0.1%
65.Kuwait$2.5 million0.1%
66.Estonia$2.4 million0.1%
67.Kazakhstan$2.3 million0.1%
68.Philippines$2.2 million0.1%
69.Venezuela$2.2 million0.1%
70.Serbia$2.1 million0.1%
71.Luxembourg$2.1 million0.1%
72.Costa Rica$2.1 million0.1%
73.Uruguay$1.9 million0.1%
74.Tunisia$1.9 million0.05%
75.Qatar$1.7 million0.05%
76.Cyprus$1.7 million0.05%
77.Ukraine$1.3 million0.03%
78.Sri Lanka$1.1 million0.03%
79.Nicaragua$971,0000.03%
80.Guatemala$904,0000.02%
81.Macedonia$864,0000.02%
82.New Caledonia$820,0000.02%
83.Pakistan$738,0000.02%
84.Bolivia$700,0000.02%
85.Oman$674,0000.02%
86.Dominican Republic$660,0000.02%
87.Mongolia$632,0000.02%
88.Palestine$612,0000.02%
89.Bosnia/Herzegovina$489,0000.01%
90.Uzbekistan$467,0000.01%
91.Nigeria$408,0000.01%
92.Bahrain$405,0000.01%
93.El Salvador$399,0000.01%
94.Syrian Arab Republic$360,0000.01%
95.Trinidad/Tobago$355,0000.01%
96.Georgia$355,0000.01%
97.Paraguay$349,0000.01%
98.Malta$348,0000.01%
99.Sudan$340,0000.01%
100.French Polynesia$325,0000.01%
101.Bangladesh$303,0000.01%
102.Mauritius$285,0000.01%
103.Namibia$276,0000.01%
104.Armenia$269,0000.01%
105.Botswana$263,0000.01%
106.Nepal$261,0000.01%
107.Greenland$254,0000.01%
108.Latvia$249,0000.01%
109.Montenegro$235,0000.01%
110.Azerbaijan$225,0000.01%
111.Moldova$201,0000.01%
112.Zimbabwe$197,0000.01%
113.Albania$193,0000.01%
114.Aruba$187,0000.01%
115.Bahamas$179,0000.005%
116.Turkmenistan$156,0000.004%
117.Ethiopia$153,0000.004%
118.Andorra$149,0000.004%
119.Kenya$141,0000.004%
120.Malawi$119,0000.003%
121.Brunei Darussalam$114,0000.003%
122.Faroe Islands$112,0000.003%
123.Jamaica$95,0000.003%
124.Kyrgyzstan$91,0000.002%
125.Maldives$86,0000.002%
126.Honduras$82,0000.002%
127.Côte d'Ivoire$76,0000.002%
128.Netherlands Antilles$74,0000.002%
129.Barbados$58,0000.002%
130.Indonesia$52,0000.001%
131.Swaziland$44,0000.001%
132.Madagascar$36,0000.001%
133.Yemen$35,0000.001%
134.Angola$32,0000.001%
135.Myanmar (Burma)$32,0000.001%
136.Rwanda$30,0000.001%
137.Tanzania$28,0000.001%
138.Seychelles$28,0000.001%
139.Zambia$27,0000.001%
140.Christmas Islands$22,0000.001%
141.Belize$20,0000.001%
142.Cayman Islands$19,0000.001%
143.Antigua/Barbuda$19,0000.001%
144.Democratic Rep. Congo$19,0000.001%
145.North Korea$17,0000.0005%
146.Burkina Faso$16,0000.0004%
147.Ghana$14,0000.0004%
148.Gibraltar$11,0000.0003%
149.Fiji$11,0000.0003%
150.Tajikistan$10,0000.0003%
151.Gabon$9,0000.0002%
152.Guyana$9,0000.0002%
153.Lesotho$7,0000.0002%
154.Senegal$6,0000.0002%
155.Saint Kitts/Nevis$4,0000.0001%
156.Micronesia$4,0000.0001%
157.Mauritania$4,0000.0001%
158.Cameroon$4,0000.0001%
159.Djibouti$3,0000.0001%
160.Mozambique$3,0000.0001%
161.Laos$3,0000.0001%
162.St. Pierre/Miquelon$3,0000.0001%
163.Uganda$2,0000.0001%
164.Samoa$2,0000.0001%
165.Saint Lucia$2,0000.0001%
166.Bermuda$1,0000.00003%
167.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.00003%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on October 6, 2016

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on October 6, 2016

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on October 6, 2016