Global Trade of X-ray Film

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.

Top Importers

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).

Proportion of global import trade value ($USD) by country

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).

% growth in import trade value ($USD) by country (2019 v 2018)
Import trade value ($USD) by year and country
Proportion of import trade value ($USD) by year and country

Top Exporters

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).

Proportion of global export trade value ($USD) by country

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).

% growth in export trade value ($USD) by country (2019 v 2018)
Export trade value ($USD) by year and country
Proportion of export trade value ($USD) by year and country

Trade Tariffs

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%).

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