Hearing Aids Importers by Country

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Global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$3.9 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of hearing aids imports for all importing countries rose by an average 10.9% since 2012 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $3.5 billion. From 2014 to 2015, hearing aids appreciated by 5%.

From a continental perspective, European buyers accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported hearing aids during 2016 with purchases valued at $1.7 billion or 42.9% of the global import total. In second place were North American importers at 34.9% while 14.4% of worldwide hearing aids imports were delivered to Asia.

Smaller percentages were delivered to purchasers in Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean at 3.2%, Oceania (mostly Australia and New Zealand) also at 3.2%, and Africa at 1.3%.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for hearing aids is 902140. That 6-digit code excludes hearing aids 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 2016:

  1. United States: US$1.2 billion (31% of imported hearing aids)
  2. Germany: $404.6 million (10.3%)
  3. United Kingdom: $310.2 million (7.9%)
  4. France: $196.6 million (5%)
  5. Netherlands: $133.4 million (3.4%)
  6. Singapore: $130.1 million (3.32%)
  7. Japan: $129.9 million (3.32%)
  8. Canada: $116.6 million (3%)
  9. Switzerland: $102 million (2.6%)
  10. China: $96.5 million (2.5%)
  11. Australia: $91.1 million (2.3%)
  12. Spain: $76.6 million (2%)
  13. Poland: $60.2 million (1.5%)
  14. Brazil: $53.1 million (1.4%)
  15. Italy: $52.1 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries purchased 80.8% of all hearing aids imports in 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for hearing aids since 2012 were: Poland (up 182.8%), Switzerland (up 111.6%), Netherlands (up 102.4%) and China (up 92.8%).

Those countries that posted declines in their imported hearing aids purchases were led by: Brazil (down -18.6%), Singapore (down -18.3%), Japan (down -12.3%) and Canada (down -11.6%).

USA

Hearing Aids Imports into United States

America’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$1.2 billion in 2016. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which United States imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2016. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2012.

  1. China: $295.9 million (up 20.4%)
  2. Denmark: $287.2 million (up 226.4%)
  3. Mexico: $163.4 million (up 68.4%)
  4. Australia: $140 million (down -16.8%)
  5. Singapore: $129.7 million (up 56.9%)
  6. Switzerland: $76.9 million (down -32%)
  7. Vietnam: $47.3 million (up 33.6%)
  8. Malaysia: $31.7 million (up 288,282%)
  9. Sweden: $25.4 million (down -19.6%)
  10. Poland: $5.8 million (down -97%)
  11. Thailand: $2.5 million (down -2.9%)
  12. Germany: $2 million (down -49.3%)
  13. South Korea: $1.6 million (no data for 2012)
  14. Philippines: $1.4 million (no data for 2012)
  15. United Kingdom: $887,000 (up 2,672%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all American hearing aids imports in 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United States since 2012 were: Malaysia (up 288,282%), United Kingdom (up 2,672%), Denmark (up 226.4%) and Mexico (up 68.4%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to American importers included: Poland (down -97%), Germany (down -49.3%), Switzerland (down -32%) and Sweden (down -19.6%).

Overall, the value of American hearing aids imports were up by an average 14.5% from all supplying countries since 2012 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$404.6 million in 2016. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2016. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2012.

  1. China: $100.7 million (up 4.9%)
  2. Singapore: $80.1 million (up 22.5%)
  3. Poland: $79.9 million (up 257,490%)
  4. Switzerland: $40 million (down -47.7%)
  5. Denmark: $39 million (down -43.8%)
  6. United Kingdom: $23.1 million (up 51.2%)
  7. United States: $20.7 million (up 117%)
  8. Mexico: $12 million (up 164.8%)
  9. Vietnam: $7.8 million (up 1,443%)
  10. Ireland: $316,000 (down -6.8%)
  11. Austria: $221,000 (down -96.8%)
  12. Sweden: $173,000 (down -74.7%)
  13. Australia: $158,000 (down -94.2%)
  14. Israel: $116,000 (up 38.1%)
  15. Belgium: $74,000 (up 1,133%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all German hearing aids imports in 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to Germany since 2012 were: Poland (up 257,490%), Vietnam (up 1,443%), Belgium (up 1,133%) and Mexico (up 164.8%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to German importers included: Austria (down -96.8%), Australia (down -94.2%), Sweden (down -74.7%) and Switzerland (down -47.7%).

Overall, the value of German hearing aids imports were up by an average 16% from all supplying countries since 2012 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $348.9 million.

U.K.

Hearing Aids Imports into United Kingdom

United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$310.2 million in 2016. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which U.K. imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2016. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2012.

  1. Australia: $103.6 million (down -21.8%)
  2. Poland: $60.8 million (up 151.1%)
  3. Netherlands: $37.2 million (up 4,262%)
  4. China: $25.7 million (down -46%)
  5. Singapore: $24.1 million (up 135.4%)
  6. United States: $22.1 million (up 322.3%)
  7. Austria: $10.1 million (down -11.1%)
  8. Denmark: $7.4 million (down -73.6%)
  9. Vietnam: $3.6 million (down -26.2%)
  10. Switzerland: $3.5 million (up 1,202%)
  11. Mexico: $2.9 million (down -8.7%)
  12. Sweden: $1.9 million (down -94.1%)
  13. Ireland: $1.9 million (up 5.1%)
  14. Andorra: $923,000 (no data for 2012)
  15. Norway: $885,000 (up 941.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.9% of all UK hearing aids imports in 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United Kingdom since 2012 were: Netherlands (up 4,262%), Switzerland (up 1,202%), Norway (up 941.2%) and United States (up 322.3%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to UK importers included: Sweden (down -94.1%), Denmark (down -73.6%), China (down -46%) and Vietnam (down -26.2%).

Overall, the value of UK hearing aids imports were down by an average 1.1% from all supplying countries since 2012 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $313.7 million.

France

Hearing Aids Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$196.6 million in 2016. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2016. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2012.

  1. China: $72.6 million (up 47.2%)
  2. Poland: $34.3 million (up 2,559%)
  3. United States: $23.6 million (up 12.1%)
  4. Switzerland: $21.2 million (down -29.4%)
  5. Singapore: $19.3 million (down -14.6%)
  6. Vietnam: $9.5 million (up 1,597%)
  7. Denmark: $6.8 million (down -86.2%)
  8. Sweden: $5.6 million (up 102.6%)
  9. Germany: $1.7 million (down -71.9%)
  10. Spain: $856,000 (down -68.8%)
  11. United Kingdom: $353,000 (down -52.3%)
  12. Mexico: $215,000 (down -84.2%)
  13. Thailand: $139,000 (no data for 2012)
  14. Canada: $105,000 (up 169.2%)
  15. Austria: $85,000 (up 9%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.8% of all French hearing aids imports in 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to France since 2012 were: Poland (up 2,559%), Vietnam (up 1,597%), Canada (up 169.2%) and Sweden (up 102.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to French importers included: Denmark (down -86.2%), Mexico (down -84.2%), Germany (down -71.9%) and Spain (down -68.8%).

Overall, the value of French hearing aids imports were up by an average 3.4% from all supplying countries since 2012 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $190.2 million.










 

Searchable List of Hearing Aids Importing Countries

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RankImporter2016 Hearing Aids Imports% World Total
1.United StatesUS$1.2 billion31%
2.Germany$404.6 million10.3%
3.United Kingdom$310.2 million7.9%
4.France$196.6 million5%
5.Netherlands$133.4 million3.4%
6.Singapore$130.1 million3.3%
7.Japan$129.9 million3.3%
8.Canada$116.6 million3%
9.Switzerland$102 million2.6%
10.China$96.5 million2.5%
11.Australia$91.1 million2.3%
12.Spain$76.6 million2%
13.Poland$60.2 million1.5%
14.Brazil$53.1 million1.4%
15.Italy$52.1 million1.3%
16.Belgium$45.7 million1.2%
17.Norway$43.7 million1.1%
18.Denmark$42.1 million1.1%
19.India$41.3 million1.1%
20.Mexico$39.9 million1%
21.Austria$36.5 million0.9%
22.New Zealand$34.6 million0.9%
23.Sweden$32.1 million0.8%
24.Turkey$31.1 million0.8%
25.Israel$23.4 million0.6%
26.Russia$22 million0.6%
27.Portugal$18.8 million0.5%
28.Argentina$17.1 million0.4%
29.South Africa$16.8 million0.4%
30.Czech Republic$16.7 million0.4%
31.Finland$16.2 million0.4%
32.Iran$15.9 million0.4%
33.Panama$15.4 million0.4%
34.Vietnam$13.8 million0.4%
35.Egypt$13.5 million0.3%
36.Colombia$13.4 million0.3%
37.Malaysia$12.8 million0.3%
38.South Korea$12.4 million0.3%
39.Hungary$12.2 million0.3%
40.Ireland$11.3 million0.3%
41.Algeria$10.7 million0.3%
42.Taiwan$10.4 million0.3%
43.Chile$10 million0.3%
44.Hong Kong$9.4 million0.2%
45.Romania$8 million0.2%
46.Saudi Arabia$7.1 million0.2%
47.Morocco$5.8 million0.1%
48.Croatia$5.8 million0.1%
49.United Arab Emirates$5.3 million0.1%
50.Slovakia$4.6 million0.1%
51.Thailand$4.4 million0.1%
52.Greece$3.5 million0.1%
53.Slovenia$3.5 million0.1%
54.Cuba$3.3 million0.1%
55.Ecuador$3.2 million0.1%
56.Lebanon$2.9 million0.1%
57.Iceland$2.7 million0.1%
58.Bulgaria$2.6 million0.1%
59.Serbia$2.5 million0.1%
60.Costa Rica$2.4 million0.1%
61.Philippines$2.4 million0.1%
62.Peru$2.3 million0.1%
63.Lithuania$2.3 million0.1%
64.Luxembourg$2.2 million0.1%
65.Ukraine$2.1 million0.1%
66.Jordan$2.1 million0.1%
67.Kazakhstan$1.9 million0.05%
68.Tunisia$1.9 million0.05%
69.Sri Lanka$1.9 million0.05%
70.Uruguay$1.6 million0.04%
71.Iraq$1.6 million0.04%
72.Belarus$1.6 million0.04%
73.Venezuela$1.5 million0.04%
74.Cyprus$1.4 million0.04%
75.Kuwait$1.4 million0.04%
76.Estonia$1.3 million0.03%
77.Bangladesh$1.2 million0.03%
78.Guatemala$1.1 million0.03%
79.Macedonia$1 million0.03%
80.Qatar$761,0000.02%
81.Bolivia$750,0000.02%
82.Namibia$695,0000.02%
83.Bosnia/Herzegovina$627,0000.02%
84.New Caledonia$584,0000.01%
85.Pakistan$528,0000.01%
86.Mongolia$416,0000.01%
87.Indonesia$416,0000.01%
88.Mauritius$404,0000.01%
89.Oman$373,0000.01%
90.Uzbekistan$373,0000.01%
91.Georgia$366,0000.01%
92.El Salvador$340,0000.01%
93.Syria$332,0000.01%
94.Botswana$320,0000.01%
95.Aruba$300,0000.01%
96.Latvia$284,0000.01%
97.Paraguay$282,0000.01%
98.Zimbabwe$276,0000.01%
99.Faroe Islands$271,0000.01%
100.Sudan$253,0000.01%
101.Bahrain$243,0000.01%
102.Armenia$224,0000.01%
103.Tanzania$202,0000.01%
104.Dominican Republic$201,0000.01%
105.French Polynesia$193,0000.005%
106.Libya$179,0000.005%
107.Andorra$169,0000.004%
108.Malta$150,0000.004%
109.Azerbaijan$143,0000.004%
110.Moldova$142,0000.004%
111.Kenya$141,0000.004%
112.Albania$135,0000.003%
113.Yemen$118,0000.003%
114.Montenegro$115,0000.003%
115.Jamaica$114,0000.003%
116.Maldives$100,0000.003%
117.Ethiopia$97,0000.002%
118.Kyrgyzstan$77,0000.002%
119.Honduras$77,0000.002%
120.Barbados$75,0000.002%
121.Trinidad/Tobago$63,0000.002%
122.Swaziland$62,0000.002%
123.Nicaragua$60,0000.002%
124.Djibouti$55,0000.001%
125.Côte d'Ivoire$50,0000.001%
126.Brunei Darussalam$49,0000.001%
127.Afghanistan$46,0000.001%
128.Cayman Islands$43,0000.001%
129.Curaçao$42,0000.001%
130.Fiji$39,0000.001%
131.St Maarten (Dutch part)$37,0000.001%
132.Nepal$37,0000.001%
133.Palestine$35,0000.001%
134.Bahamas$27,0000.001%
135.Macao$25,0000.001%
136.Uganda$24,0000.001%
137.Gibraltar$22,0000.001%
138.Myanmar (Burma)$18,0000.000%
139.Rwanda$15,0000.0004%
140.Tajikistan$15,0000.0004%
141.Papua New Guinea$14,0000.0004%
142.Cambodia$13,0000.0003%
143.Saint Lucia$12,0000.0003%
144.Belize$10,0000.0003%
145.Angola$10,0000.0003%
146.Zambia$10,0000.0003%
147.Saint Helena$9,0000.0002%
148.Malawi$8,0000.0002%
149.Lesotho$8,0000.0002%
150.Seychelles$8,0000.0002%
151.Ghana$6,0000.0002%
152.Antigua and Barbuda$5,0000.0001%
153.Bermuda$5,0000.0001%
154.Suriname$5,0000.0001%
155.Samoa$5,0000.0001%
156.Somalia$4,0000.0001%
157.Gabon$4,0000.0001%
158.Equatorial Guinea$4,0000.0001%
159.Nigeria$4,0000.0001%
160.Chad$3,0000.0001%
161.Mozambique$2,0000.0001%
162.Madagascar$2,0000.0001%
163.Senegal$2,0000.0001%
164.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.0000%
165.Turkmenistan$1,0000.00003%
166.Mali$1,0000.00003%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 4, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on August 4, 2017

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on August 4, 2017