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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Gold

Gold, the No. 13 export by value totaled $1.57 billion for the month of October, $18.05 billion through October of 2018, and $19.82 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Switzerland$6.29 B
2United Kingdom$4.92 B
3Hong Kong$2.1 B
4India$1.67 B
5Canada$996.23 M
6China$924.25 M
7United Arab Emirates$330.62 M
8Italy$252.01 M
9Thailand$122.15 M
10Singapore$107.79 M
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U.S. exports of Gold increased 4.81 percent through October to $18.05 billion

U.S. exports of Gold increased 4.81 percent from $17.22 billion to $18.05 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 13 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 12 for the last full year with a total value of $19.82 billion, a $2.14 billion, 12.11 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners 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 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $6,289,507,326
2United Kingdom $4,918,462,969
3Hong Kong $2,100,577,832
4India $1,667,199,556
5Canada $996,226,529
6China $924,254,847
7United Arab Emirates $330,621,373
8Italy $252,006,380
9Thailand $122,148,056
10Singapore $107,790,983

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $2,294,242,661
2Los Angeles $700,315,941
3Miami $291,853,893
4Great Falls, Mont. $281,868,946
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $218,443,951
6Cleveland $31,570,657
7New Orleans $10,855,410
8Anchorage $8,099,685
9Detroit $6,571,509
10San Diego $1,941,246

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 25.79 percent compared to last year to $9.28 billion.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah rose 1.85 percent compared to last year to $3.32 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 43.39 percent compared to last year to $2.35 billion.
  • Miami International Airport fell 1.82 percent compared to last year to $1.89 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 774940 percent compared to last year to $427.51 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 Switzerland increased $837.86 million, 15.37 percent, (34.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $775.16 million, 18.71 percent, (27.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $1.48 billion, 41.37 percent, (11.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India decreased $301.37 million, 15.31 percent, (9.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $672.3 million, 207.55 percent, (5.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.48 percent of all these Gold exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $15.97 billion of the $18.05 billion total.

All totaled, 95.72 percent of all these Gold exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $17.28 billion of the $18.05 billion total