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United States: 80% of needles and syringes come from China
United States: 80% of needles and syringes come from China, and the senator is surprised at it.
On February 25, local time, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Department of Defense’s response to the COVID-19 pneumonia epidemic. The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cummings of the U.S. Department of Defense in charge of procurement confirmed at the meeting that 80% of the current needles in the United States Both the syringe and the syringe are imported from China, and the Department of Defense assists the Department of Health and Human Services in transporting these medical supplies to the United States to support vaccination efforts.
Cummings said that the Ministry of National Defense is using the National Defense Production Law and the Economic Law to increase investment in the production of needles and syringes to solve the problem of insufficient supply of medical supplies and dependence on imports. Senator Reid specifically pointed out that he was surprised that 80% of the needles and syringes in the United States came from China, and asked when the United States will be able to resume domestic supply.
Statistics on China’s export syringes:
Syringes (with or without needles) reached 1,375,033,724.000 in Dec 2020, compared with the number of 1,439,240,653.000 in Nov 2020.
China Export: Syringe (with or without needle) data is updated monthly, with an average of 800,456,916.000 from Jan 2003 to Dec 2020, with 216 observations.
The historical high of the data appeared on 07-01-2020, reaching 1,682,039,305.000, while the historical low appeared on February 2003, at 35,601,138.000.
CEIC’s China Export: Syringe (with or without needle) data is in a regularly updated status. The data comes from the General Administration of Customs. The data is classified under the Global Database of China –
Table CN.RTB: Pharmaceutical Trade: Medical Consumables and Dressings: Quantity.
(source:internet, reference only)