About this data
This page presents trade data of photographic film rolls for X-ray imaging and is an extract from PMI’s international trade data solution. A piece of photographic film is used in a process called radiography, which is the practice of producing images of the inside of the body by exposing film to radiation. Radiographs are used by physicians to diagnose and evaluate the severity of many diseases.
Global Trade Value
In 2019, the total trade value of photographic film rolls for X-ray was reported to be USD $200m, compared with USD $226m in 2018, a decrease of approximately -11.6% year-on-year.
In 2019, the top importers of X-ray film were China ($89.3m), United States ($33.3m), Mexico ($14.1m), India ($8.88m) and Russia ($6.23m).
Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of X-ray film were Netherlands ($2.92m), Philippines ($2.27m), Czechia ($1.56m), Slovakia ($1.02m) and Kazakhstan ($992k).
In 2019, the top exporters of X-ray film were United States ($83.6m), Belgium ($54.8m), Japan ($38.7m), Germany ($5,25m) and Hong Kong ($3.39m).
Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of X-ray film grew the fastest in Netherlands ($1.29m), Belarus ($726K), Hong Kong ($679k), Singapore ($585k) and Turkey ($575k).
In 2018 the average tariff for X-ray film rolls was 4.49%. The countries with the highest import tariffs were Romania (25.7%), Maldives (24.5%), Bahamas (22.3%), Republic of the Congo (19.6%) and Paraguay (13.5%).