HS Icon Orthopedic Appliances

Orthopaedic appliances; including crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other which are worn, carried or implanted in the body to compensate for a defect or disability

9021 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Orthopedic Appliances. In 2021, Orthopedic Appliances were the world's 56th most traded product, with a total trade of $68.3B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Orthopedic Appliances grew by 20.5%, from $56.7B to $68.3B. Trade in Orthopedic Appliances represent 0.0032% of total world trade.

Orthopedic Appliances are a part of Optical, photo, & film equipment; medical instruments. They include Orthopaedic appliances, nes, Artificial body parts, aids and appliances, etc, Artificial joints, Orthopaedic/fracture appliances, nes, Pacemakers for stimulating heart muscles, Hearing aids, except parts and accessories, Dental fittings, nes, and Artificial teeth.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Orthopedic Appliances  were United States ($11.7B), Netherlands ($9.24B), Switzerland ($7.02B), Germany ($5.99B), and Ireland ($5.57B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($12.5B), Netherlands ($6.92B), Germany ($5.97B), China ($3.56B), and France ($3.18B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Orthopedic Appliances was 1.94%, making it the 1245th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Orthopedic Appliances ranks 182nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Orthopaedic appliances are used to help people who have broken bones or other injuries. They can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, metal, and wood.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2021): United States, $11.7B

Top Destination (2021): United States, $12.5B

Orthopedic Appliances are the world's 56th most traded product.

In 2021, the top exporters of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($11.7B), Netherlands ($9.24B), Switzerland ($7.02B), Germany ($5.99B), and Ireland ($5.57B).

In 2021, the top importers of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($12.5B), Netherlands ($6.92B), Germany ($5.97B), China ($3.56B), and France ($3.18B).

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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021): Netherlands, $2.28B

Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021): United States, $2.1B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Orthopedic Appliances grew the fastest in Netherlands ($2.28B), United States ($1.8B), Germany ($1.14B), Mexico ($927M), and Switzerland ($878M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($2.1B), Germany ($928M), Belgium ($708M), Netherlands ($662M), and France ($575M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Orthopedic Appliances.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.16. This means that most of the exports of Orthopedic Appliances are explained by 17 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2021): Switzerland, $5.03B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2021): Japan, $2.56B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Orthopedic Appliances. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Orthopedic Appliances during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Orthopedic Appliances were Switzerland ($5.03B), Ireland ($4.34B), Mexico ($2.69B), Netherlands ($2.32B), and Singapore ($1.65B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Orthopedic Appliances were Japan ($2.56B), Spain ($1.66B), Canada ($1.51B), Italy ($1.38B), and France ($1.2B).

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In 2021, the world most traded Orthopedic Appliances, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Orthopaedic appliances, nes ($14.4B), Artificial body parts, aids and appliances,... ($13.5B), Orthopaedic/fracture appliances, nes ($11.8B), Artificial joints ($11.6B), and Hearing aids, except parts and accessories ($6.42B)

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Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Orthopedic Appliances to countries. Higher relatedness values ‚Äč‚Äčindicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.