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

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Orthopedic Appliances. In 2020, Orthopedic Appliances were the world's 49th most traded product, with a total trade of $56.8B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Orthopedic Appliances decreased by -10.6%, from $63.5B to $56.8B. Trade in Orthopedic Appliances represent 0.34% of total world trade.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Orthopedic Appliances  were United States ($10.2B), Netherlands ($6.98B), Switzerland ($6.14B), Ireland ($5.36B), and Germany ($4.83B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($10.5B), Netherlands ($6.2B), Germany ($5.16B), China ($3.01B), and Japan ($2.98B).

Ranking Orthopedic Appliances ranks 141st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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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 (2020): United States, $10.2B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $10.5B

Orthopedic Appliances are the world's 49th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($10.2B), Netherlands ($6.98B), Switzerland ($6.14B), Ireland ($5.36B), and Germany ($4.83B).

In 2020, the top importers of Orthopedic Appliances were United States ($10.5B), Netherlands ($6.2B), Germany ($5.16B), China ($3.01B), and Japan ($2.98B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Philippines, $54M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Australia, $54.9M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Orthopedic Appliances grew the fastest in Philippines ($54M), Malaysia ($36.9M), Chinese Taipei ($35.8M), Costa Rica ($34.7M), and Uruguay ($18M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Orthopedic Appliances were Australia ($54.9M), South Korea ($50.3M), Japan ($36.3M), Norway ($34.2M), and Chinese Taipei ($23M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.14. This means that most of the exports of Orthopedic Appliances are explained by 17 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Ireland, $4.35B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Japan, $2.74B

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 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Orthopedic Appliances were Ireland ($4.35B), Switzerland ($4.29B), Mexico ($1.83B), Singapore ($1.78B), and Malaysia ($809M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Orthopedic Appliances were Japan ($2.74B), Canada ($1.22B), Spain ($1.2B), China ($1.16B), and Australia ($924M).

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In 2020, the world most traded Orthopedic Appliances, disaggragated by their HS6 level were N/A

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Product Complexity

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Specialization

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.