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Against the backcloth of an aging population, global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$4.3 billion in 2017.

Overall the value of hearing aids imports for all buying countries rose by an average 12.8% since 2013 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $3.9 billion. From 2016 to 2017, imported hearing aids appreciated by 12%.

From a continental perspective, European buyers accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported hearing aids during 2017 with purchases valued at $1.8 billion or 41.5% of the global import total. In second place were North American importers at 36.6% while 14.1% of worldwide hearing aids imports were delivered to Asia. Smaller percentages were delivered to purchasers in Latin America (excluding Mexico) plus the Caribbean at 3.6%, Oceania at 3% (mostly Australia and New Zealand) then Africa at 1.1%.

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

Hearing Aids Importers by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2017.

  1. United States: US$1.4 billion (32.4% of total imported hearing aids)
  2. Germany: $399.6 million (9.2%)
  3. United Kingdom: $321.6 million (7.4%)
  4. France: $227.9 million (5.2%)
  5. Canada: $139.8 million (3.2%)
  6. Netherlands: $129.9 million (3%)
  7. Japan: $128.8 million (3%)
  8. Singapore: $115.7 million (2.7%)
  9. China: $110.6 million (2.5%)
  10. Poland: $108.6 million (2.5%)
  11. Spain: $91.5 million (2.1%)
  12. Australia: $90.7 million (2.1%)
  13. Switzerland: $87.2 million (2%)
  14. Brazil: $63.8 million (1.5%)
  15. Belgium: $62.5 million (1.4%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased 80.2% of all hearing aids imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for hearing aids since 2013 were: Netherlands (up 183.6%), Poland (up 183.5%), China (up 123.7%) and Spain (up 34.3%).

Those countries that posted declines in their import purchases of hearing aids were led by: Singapore (down -23.2%), Germany (down -18.9%), United Kingdom (down -11.2%) and Australia (down -7.2%).

USA

Hearing Aids Imports into United States

America’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$1.4 billion in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which United States imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Australia: US$247.1 million (up 76.6% from 2013)
  2. China: $241.8 million (down -3.5%)
  3. Mexico: $222.4 million (up 131.5%)
  4. Denmark: $203.5 million (down -27.6%)
  5. Poland: $134.5 million (up 896,787%)
  6. Singapore: $104.6 million (up 33.9%)
  7. Vietnam: $86.1 million (up 103.3%)
  8. Switzerland: $78.6 million (down -44.9%)
  9. Sweden: $65 million (up 58.9%)
  10. Malaysia: $12.7 million (no 2013 data)
  11. Germany: $5.7 million (up 34.4%)
  12. Thailand: $2.6 million (down -21.9%)
  13. Philippines: $2.5 million (no 2013 data)
  14. Austria: $402,000 (up 930.8%)
  15. Taiwan: $308,000 (up 82.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.97% of all American hearing aids imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United States since 2013 were: Poland (up 896,787%), Austria (up 930.8%), Mexico (up 131.5%) and Vietnam (up 103.3%).

Four countries experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to American importers: Switzerland (down -44.9%), Denmark (down -27.6%), Thailand (down -21.9%) and China (down -3.5%).

Overall, the value of America’s hearing aids imports rose an average 30.3% from all supplying countries since 2013 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $1.1 billion.

Germany

Hearing Aids Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$399.6 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. China: US$106.9 million (down -8% from 2013)
  2. Poland: $90.1 million (down -10.6%)
  3. Singapore: $66.2 million (down -5.6%)
  4. Denmark: $34 million (down -30%)
  5. Switzerland: $29.8 million (down -72.7%)
  6. Vietnam: $26.3 million (up 5,702%)
  7. United States: $21.4 million (up 59.4%)
  8. United Kingdom: $11.1 million (down -46.4%)
  9. Mexico: $10.8 million (up 91.2%)
  10. Sweden: $1.1 million (up 105,000%)
  11. Malaysia: $641,000 (up 64,000%)
  12. Netherlands: $302,000 (down -11.7%)
  13. Australia: $233,000 (down -29%)
  14. Ireland: $229,000 (down -61%)
  15. Austria: $113,000 (down -97.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all German hearing aids imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to Germany since 2013 were: Sweden (up 105,000%), Malaysia (up 64,000%), Vietnam (up 5,702%) and Mexico (up 91.2%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to German importers included: Austria (down -97.2%), Switzerland (down -72.7%), Ireland (down -61%) and United Kingdom (down -46.4%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s hearing aids imports fell by an average -18.9% from all supplying countries since 2013 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $492.9 million.

UK

Hearing Aids Imports into United Kingdom

United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$321.6 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which U.K. imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Australia: US$98.1 million (down -21.2% from 2013)
  2. Poland: $86 million (up 124.4%)
  3. Netherlands: $50.5 million (up 2,038%)
  4. China: $27.9 million (down -50.7%)
  5. United States: $20.6 million (up 27%)
  6. Austria: $9.3 million (down -6.3%)
  7. Singapore: $7.5 million (down -68.3%)
  8. Malaysia: $4.2 million (no 2013 data)
  9. Denmark: $4.1 million (down -76%)
  10. Vietnam: $3.7 million (down -48.7%)
  11. Mexico: $2.6 million (down -20.5%)
  12. Germany: $1.8 million (down -90.9%)
  13. Ireland: $1.64 million (down -16.8%)
  14. Switzerland: $1.57 million (up 710.9%)
  15. Norway: $388,000 (up 24.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.5% of all UK hearing aids imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United Kingdom since 2013 were: Netherlands (up 2,038%), Switzerland (up 710.9%), Poland (up 124.4%) and United States (up 27%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to UK importers included: Germany (down -90.9%), Denmark (down -76%), Singapore (down -68.3%) and China (down -50.7%).

Overall, the value of United Kingdom’s hearing aids imports declined by an average -11.2% from all supplying countries since 2013 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $362.3 million.

France

Hearing Aids Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$227.9 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. China: US$63.9 million (up 10.1% from 2013)
  2. Poland: $41.4 million (up 2,556%)
  3. Singapore: $25.9 million (down -32.8%)
  4. United States: $25.8 million (up 72.8%)
  5. Vietnam: $19 million (up 588.7%)
  6. Switzerland: $15.8 million (down -64.8%)
  7. Denmark: $13.5 million (down -72.4%)
  8. Netherlands: $7.5 million (up 1,061%)
  9. Mexico: $5.6 million (up 1,050%)
  10. Spain: $3.4 million (up 121.6%)
  11. Sweden: $2.1 million (up 28.2%)
  12. Australia: $816,000 (up 700%)
  13. Germany: $645,000 (down -89.2%)
  14. United Kingdom: $618,000 (up 1,088%)
  15. Taiwan: $259,000 (up 896.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of all French hearing aids imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to France since 2013 were: Poland (up 2,556%), United Kingdom (up 1,088%), Netherlands (up 1,061%) and Mexico (up 1,050%).

Four countries experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to French importers: Germany (down -89.2%), Denmark (down -72.4%), Switzerland (down -64.8%) and Singapore (down -32.8%).

Overall, the value of France’s hearing aids imports increased by an average 3% from all supplying countries since 2013 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $221.3 million.









 

Searchable List of Hearing Aids Importing Countries

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RankImporter2017 Hearing Aids Imports% World Total
1.United States$1.4 billion32.4%
2.Germany$399.6 million9.2%
3.United Kingdom$321.6 million7.4%
4.France$227.9 million5.2%
5.Canada$139.8 million3.2%
6.Netherlands$129.9 million3%
7.Japan$128.8 million3%
8.Singapore$115.7 million2.7%
9.China$110.6 million2.5%
10.Poland$108.6 million2.5%
11.Spain$91.5 million2.1%
12.Australia$90.7 million2.1%
13.Switzerland$87.2 million2%
14.Brazil$63.8 million1.5%
15.Belgium$62.5 million1.4%
16.Italy$55.4 million1.3%
17.Norway$50.4 million1.2%
18.India$44.6 million1%
19.Mexico$44 million1%
20.Austria$43.5 million1%
21.Russia$41.1 million0.9%
22.New Zealand$39.3 million0.9%
23.Vietnam$37.2 million0.9%
24.Denmark$34.5 million0.8%
25.Turkey$31.1 million0.7%
26.Israel$30.3 million0.7%
27.Argentina$29.7 million0.7%
28.Sweden$26.6 million0.6%
29.Portugal$19.2 million0.4%
30.South Africa$18.6 million0.4%
31.Panama$17.9 million0.4%
32.Czech Republic$16.8 million0.4%
33.South Korea$15.2 million0.3%
34.Finland$14.9 million0.3%
35.Taiwan$14.7 million0.3%
36.Iran$14.6 million0.3%
37.Malaysia$12.8 million0.3%
38.Chile$12.7 million0.3%
39.Ireland$12.5 million0.3%
40.Colombia$12.3 million0.3%
41.Algeria$10.3 million0.2%
42.Romania$8.9 million0.2%
43.Saudi Arabia$8.8 million0.2%
44.Hong Kong$7.7 million0.2%
45.Hungary$7.6 million0.2%
46.Morocco$6.2 million0.1%
47.Croatia$6.2 million0.1%
48.Slovakia$5.9 million0.1%
49.Ukraine$5.5 million0.1%
50.United Arab Emirates$5.1 million0.1%
51.Iraq$5 million0.1%
52.Philippines$4.9 million0.1%
53.Thailand$4.4 million0.1%
54.Lithuania$4.1 million0.1%
55.Ecuador$3.8 million0.1%
56.Cuba$3.7 million0.1%
57.Egypt$3.4 million0.1%
58.Slovenia$3.1 million0.1%
59.Greece$3 million0.1%
60.Kuwait$2.8 million0.1%
61.Luxembourg$2.8 million0.1%
62.Lebanon$2.7 million0.1%
63.Sri Lanka$2.6 million0.1%
64.Serbia$2.6 million0.1%
65.Tunisia$2.5 million0.1%
66.Iceland$2.4 million0.1%
67.Costa Rica$2.4 million0.1%
68.Jordan$2.4 million0.1%
69.Bulgaria$2.4 million0.1%
70.Kazakhstan$2.3 million0.1%
71.Peru$2.2 million0.1%
72.Libya$2.2 million0.1%
73.Venezuela$2.2 million0.05%
74.Uruguay$2.1 million0.05%
75.Belarus$1.9 million0.04%
76.Qatar$1.8 million0.04%
77.Pakistan$1.6 million0.04%
78.Guatemala$1.4 million0.03%
79.Cyprus$1.4 million0.03%
80.Indonesia$1.2 million0.03%
81.Bangladesh$1.2 million0.03%
82.Estonia$1.1 million0.02%
83.Uzbekistan$986,0000.02%
84.Bolivia$893,0000.02%
85.Macedonia$726,0000.02%
86.Dominican Republic$632,0000.01%
87.Botswana$595,0000.01%
88.New Caledonia$545,0000.01%
89.Azerbaijan$540,0000.01%
90.Mongolia$515,0000.01%
91.Bosnia/Herzegovina$512,0000.01%
92.Namibia$466,0000.01%
93.Paraguay$453,0000.01%
94.Sudan$446,0000.01%
95.Mauritius$410,0000.01%
96.Syrian Arab Republic$393,0000.01%
97.Georgia$387,0000.01%
98.El Salvador$367,0000.01%
99.Armenia$331,0000.01%
100.Faroe Islands$326,0000.01%
101.Latvia$302,0000.01%
102.French Polynesia$267,0000.01%
103.Aruba$266,0000.01%
104.Albania$263,0000.01%
105.Nepal$260,0000.01%
106.Myanmar$253,0000.01%
107.Kenya$218,0000.01%
108.Bahrain$217,0000.005%
109.Oman$205,0000.005%
110.Nigeria$202,0000.005%
111.Yemen$180,0000.004%
112.Montenegro$177,0000.004%
113.Moldova$173,0000.004%
114.Andorra$172,0000.004%
115.French S./Antarctic Terr$140,0000.003%
116.Trinidad/Tobago$130,0000.003%
117.Jamaica$124,0000.003%
118.Greenland$108,0000.002%
119.Ethiopia$106,0000.002%
120.Honduras$105,0000.002%
121.Barbados$100,0000.002%
122.Kyrgyzstan$94,0000.002%
123.Brunei Darussalam$91,0000.002%
124.Curaçao$88,0000.002%
125.Zimbabwe$87,0000.002%
126.Zambia$57,0000.001%
127.Tanzania$57,0000.001%
128.Côte d'Ivoire$56,0000.001%
129.Bahamas$53,0000.001%
130.Malta$46,0000.001%
131.Cayman Islands$41,0000.001%
132.Macao$40,0000.001%
133.Fiji$39,0000.001%
134.Senegal$39,0000.001%
135.Nicaragua$36,0000.001%
136.Maldives$35,0000.001%
137.Ghana$35,0000.001%
138.Cambodia$34,0000.001%
139.Madagascar$29,0000.001%
140.Suriname$29,0000.001%
141.Swaziland$29,0000.001%
142.Grenada$24,0000.001%
143.Cameroon$21,0000.0005%
144.Malawi$18,0000.0004%
145.Guyana$17,0000.0004%
146.Tajikistan$13,0000.0003%
147.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$12,0000.0003%
148.Belize$12,0000.0003%
149.Somalia$11,0000.0003%
150.Bermuda$10,0000.0002%
151.Gibraltar$10,0000.0002%
152.Cook Islands$10,0000.0002%
153.Angola$9,0000.0002%
154.Antigua/Barbuda$8,0000.0002%
155.Palestine$8,0000.0002%
156.Saint Lucia$8,0000.0002%
157.Burkina Faso$6,0000.0001%
158.Uganda$5,0000.0001%
159.Seychelles$5,0000.0001%
160.St. Pierre/Miquelon$4,0000.0001%
161.Cabo Verde$4,0000.0001%
162.Democratic Rep. Congo$3,0000.0001%
163.Rwanda$3,0000.0001%
164.Saint Kitts and Nevis$2,0000.00005%
165.Turkmenistan$2,0000.00005%
166.Gabon$2,0000.00005%
167.Afghanistan$2,0000.00005%
168.Haiti$2,0000.00005%
169.Lesotho$2,0000.00005%
170.North Korea$2,0000.00005%
171.Congo$1,0000.00002%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on September 12, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on September 12, 2018

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on September 12, 2018