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Reflecting the backcloth of an aging population, global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$5 billion in 2018.

Overall the value of hearing aids imports for all buying countries appreciated by an average 33.1% since 2014 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $3.7 billion. From 2017 to 2018, imported hearing aids rose in value by 14.5%.

From a continental perspective, buyers in Europe spent the most on imported hearing aids during 2018 with purchases costing $2.2 billion or 43.9% of the global import total. In second place were North American importers at 35.4% while 13.7% of worldwide hearing aids imports were delivered to Asia. Smaller percentages went to purchasers in Latin America (3.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Oceania (2.7%) led by Australia and New Zealand, then Africa (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 spent the most on imported hearing aids during 2018.

  1. United States: US$1.6 billion (31.5% of total imported hearing aids)
  2. Germany: $437.4 million (8.8%)
  3. United Kingdom: $350.7 million (7.1%)
  4. France: $299.7 million (6%)
  5. Netherlands: $217.4 million (4.4%)
  6. Poland: $173.7 million (3.5%)
  7. Canada: $142.6 million (2.9%)
  8. Japan: $140.2 million (2.8%)
  9. Singapore: $135.7 million (2.7%)
  10. Spain: $110.2 million (2.2%)
  11. Switzerland: $94.5 million (1.9%)
  12. Australia: $94.4 million (1.9%)
  13. China: $75.1 million (1.5%)
  14. Brazil: $69.2 million (1.4%)
  15. Italy: $67.7 million (1.4%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased 80.1% of all hearing aids imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for hearing aids since 2014 were: Poland (up 201.9%), Netherlands (up 101.8%), United States (up 53.3%) and Spain (up 45.4%).

Three leading countries posted declines in their imported hearing aids purchases namely: United Kingdom (down -15.5%), Brazil (down -6.2%) and Switzerland (down -2.1%).

USA

Hearing Aids Imports into United States

America’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$1.6 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which United States imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Mexico: US$348.6 million (up 236.1% from 2014)
  2. Poland: $344.3 million (up 91,716%)
  3. Australia: $246.7 million (up 156.1%)
  4. China: $170.9 million (down -39.2%)
  5. Vietnam: $152.9 million (up 267.8%)
  6. Denmark: $86 million (down -71.1%)
  7. Switzerland: $76.6 million (down -12.3%)
  8. Singapore: $57.3 million (down -32.9%)
  9. Sweden: $52.2 million (up 232.2%)
  10. Malaysia: $11.9 million (up 3,718%)
  11. Thailand: $4.8 million (up 126.6%)
  12. United Kingdom: $3.2 million (up 1,241%)
  13. Germany: $3.1 million (down -31.6%)
  14. Philippines: $1 million (up 9,155%)
  15. South Korea: $457,000 (no 2014 data)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all American hearing aids imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United States since 2014 were: Poland (up 91,716%), Philippines (up 9,155%), Malaysia (up 3,718%) and United Kingdom (up 1,241%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to American importers included: Denmark (down -71.1%), China (down -39.2%), Singapore (down -32.9%) and Germany (down -31.6%).

Overall, the value of United States’ hearing aids imports rose by an average 53.3% from all supplying countries since 2014 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $1 billion.

Germany

Hearing Aids Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$437.4 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. China: US$120.1 million (up 89.7% from 2014)
  2. Poland: $95.9 million (up 1%)
  3. Singapore: $69 million (up 13%)
  4. Denmark: $43.4 million (up 70.1%)
  5. Vietnam: $38.6 million (up 6,436%)
  6. United States: $24.8 million (up 1%)
  7. Switzerland: $23.4 million (down -53.3%)
  8. Mexico: $13.9 million (up 65.9%)
  9. United Kingdom: $3.8 million (down -84.1%)
  10. Sweden: $2.7 million (up 67,650%)
  11. Australia: $813,000 (up 53.7%)
  12. Malaysia: $201,000 (no 2014 data)
  13. Netherlands: $131,000 (down -34.5%)
  14. Czech Republic: $108,000 (up 58.8%)
  15. Austria: $95,000 (up 23.4%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all German hearing aids imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to Germany since 2014 were: Sweden (up 67,650%), Vietnam (up 6,436%), China (up 89.7%) and Denmark (up 70.1%).

Three countries experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to German importers namely: United Kingdom (down -84.1%), Switzerland (down -53.3%) and Netherlands (down -34.5%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s hearing aids imports expanded by an average 23.3% from all supplying countries since 2014 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $354.7 million.

UK

Hearing Aids Imports into United Kingdom

United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$350.7 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which UK imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Poland: US$92.4 million (up 93.8% from 2014)
  2. Australia: $91.3 million (down -40.5%)
  3. Netherlands: $53.2 million (up 366.8%)
  4. China: $37.3 million (down -36.9%)
  5. United States: $20.7 million (down -12.9%)
  6. Denmark: $15.5 million (up 2.9%)
  7. Malaysia: $12.7 million (no 2014 data)
  8. Austria: $8.8 million (up 18.4%)
  9. Vietnam: $3.9 million (down -50.7%)
  10. Singapore: $3.3 million (down -88.5%)
  11. Mexico: $3.3 million (up 1.9%)
  12. Ireland: $2.1 million (up 4.2%)
  13. Switzerland: $2 million (up 73.8%)
  14. Germany: $1.7 million (down -87.8%)
  15. France: $889,000 (down -81.9%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.5% of all UK hearing aids imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to United Kingdom since 2014 were: Netherlands (up 366.8%), Poland (up 93.8%), Switzerland (up 73.8%) and Austria (up 18.4%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to UK importers included: Singapore (down -88.5%), Germany (down -87.8%), France (down -81.9%) and Vietnam (down -50.7%).

Overall, the value of United Kingdom’s hearing aids imports fell by an average -15.5% from all supplying countries since 2014 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $415.2 million.

France

Hearing Aids Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported hearing aids totaled US$299.7 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of hearing aids during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Singapore: US$77.7 million (up 82.1% from 2014)
  2. China: $74.4 million (down -6.6%)
  3. Poland: $52.2 million (up 2,880%)
  4. Vietnam: $31.3 million (up 506.2%)
  5. United States: $26.3 million (up 27.2%)
  6. Switzerland: $21.9 million (down -3.1%)
  7. Denmark: $10.7 million (down -75.7%)
  8. Sweden: $2.3 million (down -1.7%)
  9. United Kingdom: $1.1 million (up 10,680%)
  10. Germany: $305,000 (down -93.2%)
  11. Canada: $273,000 (no 2014 data)
  12. Spain: $266,000 (no 2014 data)
  13. Mexico: $174,000 (down -58.3%)
  14. Austria: $69,000 (up 9.5%)
  15. France: $41,000 (up 1,267%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.8% of all French hearing aids imports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of hearing aids to France since 2014 were: United Kingdom (up 10,680%), Poland (up 2,880%), France (up 1,267%) and Vietnam (up 506.2%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their hearing aids supplied to French importers included: Denmark (down -75.7%), Mexico (down -58.3%), China (down -6.6%) and Switzerland (down -3.1%).

Overall, the value of France’s hearing aids imports accelerated by an average 32.7% from all supplying countries since 2014 when hearing aids purchases were valued at $225.8 million.



 

Searchable List of Hearing Aids Importing Countries in 2018

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RankImporterHearing Aids Imports (US$)%World Total
1.United States$1.6 billion31.5%
2.Germany$437.4 million8.8%
3.United Kingdom$350.7 million7.1%
4.France$299.7 million6%
5.Netherlands$217.4 million4.4%
6.Poland$173.7 million3.5%
7.Canada$142.6 million2.9%
8.Japan$140.2 million2.8%
9.Singapore$135.7 million2.7%
10.Spain$110.2 million2.2%
11.Switzerland$94.5 million1.9%
12.Australia$94.4 million1.9%
13.China$75.1 million1.5%
14.Brazil$69.2 million1.4%
15.Italy$67.7 million1.4%
16.Norway$59.3 million1.2%
17.Vietnam$59.1 million1.2%
18.Belgium$56.7 million1.1%
19.India$52.1 million1.1%
20.Mexico$51.5 million1%
21.Austria$48.3 million1%
22.New Zealand$38.1 million0.8%
23.Denmark$35.3 million0.7%
24.Russia$35.2 million0.7%
25.Israel$33.7 million0.7%
26.Sweden$30.5 million0.6%
27.Portugal$28.2 million0.6%
28.Turkey$27 million0.5%
29.Malaysia$23.9 million0.5%
30.Finland$22.9 million0.5%
31.South Korea$21.9 million0.4%
32.Iran$21.7 million0.4%
33.Panama$21.3 million0.4%
34.Taiwan$18.4 million0.4%
35.Czech Republic$16.3 million0.3%
36.Argentina$16.1 million0.3%
37.South Africa$15.9 million0.3%
38.Saudi Arabia$15.9 million0.3%
39.Colombia$15.1 million0.3%
40.Ireland$14.6 million0.3%
41.Chile$14.6 million0.3%
42.Romania$9.9 million0.2%
43.Hungary$9.4 million0.2%
44.Hong Kong$9.4 million0.2%
45.Egypt$8.6 million0.2%
46.Algeria$8.1 million0.2%
47.Philippines$7.8 million0.2%
48.Morocco$7.7 million0.2%
49.Slovakia$6.6 million0.1%
50.Croatia$6.6 million0.1%
51.Ukraine$6 million0.1%
52.Thailand$5.6 million0.1%
53.Ecuador$5.5 million0.1%
54.United Arab Emirates$5.3 million0.1%
55.Cuba$5.1 million0.1%
56.Greece$4.5 million0.1%
57.Libya$4.3 million0.1%
58.Lithuania$4.1 million0.1%
59.Slovenia$4 million0.1%
60.Kazakhstan$3.6 million0.1%
61.Peru$3.4 million0.1%
62.Pakistan$3.3 million0.1%
63.Luxembourg$3.1 million0.1%
64.Iceland$3.1 million0.1%
65.Lebanon$3.1 million0.1%
66.Belarus$3 million0.1%
67.Tunisia$3 million0.1%
68.Jordan$2.9 million0.1%
69.Serbia$2.7 million0.1%
70.Costa Rica$2.6 million0.1%
71.Uruguay$2.6 million0.1%
72.Latvia$2.3 million0.05%
73.Indonesia$2.2 million0.04%
74.Venezuela$2.1 million0.04%
75.Uzbekistan$2.1 million0.04%
76.Kuwait$1.8 million0.04%
77.Bulgaria$1.7 million0.03%
78.Cyprus$1.7 million0.03%
79.Sri Lanka$1.6 million0.03%
80.Qatar$1.3 million0.03%
81.Estonia$1.1 million0.02%
82.Montenegro$1.1 million0.02%
83.Bolivia$1 million0.02%
84.North Macedonia$964,0000.02%
85.Guatemala$882,0000.02%
86.Bangladesh$878,0000.02%
87.Iraq$850,0000.02%
88.Mauritius$804,0000.02%
89.Bosnia/Herzegovina$707,0000.01%
90.Namibia$638,0000.01%
91.Azerbaijan$582,0000.01%
92.Faroe Islands$503,0000.01%
93.Oman$472,0000.01%
94.Yemen$464,0000.01%
95.Georgia$448,0000.01%
96.El Salvador$420,0000.01%
97.Armenia$404,0000.01%
98.Syrian Arab Republic$403,0000.01%
99.Mongolia$385,0000.01%
100.Kenya$384,0000.01%
101.Paraguay$374,0000.01%
102.New Caledonia$367,0000.01%
103.Myanmar (Burma)$341,0000.01%
104.Albania$331,0000.01%
105.Botswana$309,0000.01%
106.Zimbabwe$272,0000.01%
107.Sudan$252,0000.01%
108.Dominican Republic$251,0000.01%
109.Angola$243,0000.005%
110.Andorra$213,0000.004%
111.Moldova$197,0000.004%
112.Ivory Coast$194,0000.004%
113.Maldives$182,0000.004%
114.Bahrain$176,0000.004%
115.Kyrgyzstan$162,0000.003%
116.Nigeria$154,0000.003%
117.Nicaragua$150,0000.003%
118.Ethiopia$131,0000.003%
119.Aruba$127,0000.003%
120.French Polynesia$115,0000.002%
121.Cambodia$112,0000.002%
122.Honduras$104,0000.002%
123.Nepal$99,0000.002%
124.Curaçao$84,0000.002%
125.Macao$73,0000.001%
126.Barbados$68,0000.001%
127.Bahamas$66,0000.001%
128.Palestine$65,0000.001%
129.Tanzania$64,0000.001%
130.Trinidad/Tobago$61,0000.001%
131.Brunei Darussalam$55,0000.001%
132.Cayman Islands$44,0000.001%
133.Mozambique$44,0000.001%
134.Fiji$42,0000.001%
135.Senegal$37,0000.001%
136.Gabon$36,0000.001%
137.Somalia$33,0000.001%
138.Afghanistan$32,0000.001%
139.Uganda$30,0000.001%
140.Suriname$28,0000.001%
141.Ghana$22,0000.0004%
142.Jamaica$19,0000.0004%
143.Malta$18,0000.0004%
144.Benin$18,0000.0004%
145.Malawi$16,0000.0003%
146.Gibraltar$15,0000.0003%
147.Tajikistan$14,0000.0003%
148.Togo$12,0000.0002%
149.Zambia$11,0000.0002%
150.Bhutan$10,0000.0002%
151.Vanuatu$8,0000.0002%
152.Cameroon$7,0000.0001%
153.Belize$5,0000.0001%
154.Guyana$5,0000.0001%
155.Mali$4,0000.0001%
156.Laos$4,0000.0001%
157.Eswatini$4,0000.0001%
158.Saint Lucia$4,0000.0001%
159.St. Pierre/Miquelon$3,0000.0001%
160.Antigua/Barbuda$3,0000.0001%
161.Bermuda$3,0000.0001%
162.Lesotho$2,0000.00004%
163.Papua New Guinea$2,0000.00004%
164.St Vincent/Grenadines$2,0000.00004%
165.Turkmenistan$2,0000.00004%
166.Madagascar$1,0000.00002%
167.Equatorial Guinea$1,0000.00002%


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