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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Gold

Gold, the No. 18 export by value totaled $1.55 billion for the month of August, $10.64 billion through August of 2019, and $20.31 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1United Kingdom$6.76 B
2Switzerland$1.48 B
3India$1.05 B
4Canada$415.7 M
5Italy$300.06 M
6United Arab Emirates$197.69 M
7Australia$114.73 M
8Mexico$59.48 M
9Pakistan$40.68 M
10Peru$32.32 M
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U.S. exports of Gold decreased 24.28 percent through August to $10.64 billion

U.S. exports of Gold decreased 24.28 percent from $14.05 billion to $10.64 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 18 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 13 for the last full year with a total value of $20.31 billion, a $485.08 million, 2.45 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 India, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 India and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $6,763,122,422
2Switzerland $1,475,720,144
3India $1,053,654,106
4Canada $415,702,631
5Italy $300,063,986
6United Arab Emirates $197,685,180
7Australia $114,731,896
8Mexico $59,480,269
9Pakistan $40,679,142
10Peru $32,315,893

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $2,623,568,657
2Atlanta/Savannah $1,171,350,869
3Los Angeles $873,376,873
4Great Falls, Mont. $674,011,688
5Miami $412,799,540
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $235,542,517
7Cleveland $47,479,723
8New Orleans $20,666,281
9Anchorage $14,267,198
10Buffalo $7,878,577

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah rose 74.81 percent compared to last year to $3.76 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 55.55 percent compared to last year to $3.22 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 1028.72 percent compared to last year to $2.24 billion.
  • Miami International Airport fell 61.68 percent compared to last year to $603.44 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 85.69 percent compared to last year to $319.55 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 United Kingdom increased $2.52 billion, 59.5 percent, (63.59 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland decreased $2.59 billion, 63.7 percent, (13.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India decreased $318.64 million, 23.22 percent, (9.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $114.05 million, 21.53 percent, (3.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $87.27 million, 41.01 percent, (2.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.1 percent of all these Gold exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $10.01 billion of the $10.64 billion total.

All totaled, 95.33 percent of all these Gold exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $10.14 billion of the $10.64 billion total