Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Gold

Gold, the No. 15 export by value totaled $1.42 billion for the month of May, $7.08 billion through May of 2020, and $17.17 billion for all of 2019, 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$4.16 B
2Switzerland$1.59 B
3Canada$588.87 M
4India$201.46 M
5Italy$160.31 M
6Australia$128.78 M
7United Arab Emirates$73.7 M
8Singapore$24.24 M
9Peru$24.14 M
10Taiwan$19.09 M
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U.S. exports of Gold increased 6.45 percent through May to $7.08 billion

U.S. exports of Gold increased 6.45 percent from $6.65 billion to $7.08 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 15 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 17 for the last full year with a total value of $17.17 billion, a $3.14 billion, 15.44 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

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

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 73.8 percent compared to last year to $3.13 billion.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah rose 21.54 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 78.94 percent compared to last year to $465.65 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport rose 16.61 percent compared to last year to $274.11 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 6.03 percent compared to last year to $230.72 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 from No. 1 United Kingdom increased $4.69 billion, 76.67 percent, (152.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Switzerland decreased $4.2 billion, 61.99 percent, (36.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 India decreased $439.49 million, 22.56 percent, (21.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada decreased $342.37 million, 33.01 percent, (9.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Italy increased $286.55 million, 98.83 percent, (8.14 percent market share).

All totaled, 94.07 percent of all these Gold exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $16.15 billion of the $17.17 billion total.

All totaled, 89.83 percent of all these Gold exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $6.36 billion of the $7.08 billion total