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

Exports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 442 export by value totaled $27.28 million for the month of February, $55.24 million through February of 2020, and $324 million 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
1Saint Maarten$12.28 M
2Hong Kong$7.93 M
3China$7.43 M
4Mexico$5.12 M
5Canada$3.02 M
6Saudi Arabia$2.82 M
7United Kingdom$2.54 M
8Australia$2.22 M
9Russia$1.46 M
10Spain$1.35 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $55.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $12,152,940
2Port of New Orleans $10,329,985
3Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $8,574,692
4Los Angeles International Airport $6,100,426
5Port of New York $3,437,435
6Houston Int’l Airport $2,760,876
7Miami Int’l Airport $2,640,385
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $2,329,659
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,542,597
10Port of Newark $1,037,157

U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious decreased 13.15 percent through February to $55.24 million

U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious decreased 13.15 percent from $63.6 million to $55.24 million through the first two 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 442 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 420 for the last full year with a total value of $324 million, a $31.67 million, 8.90 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Saint Maarten, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Saint Maarten, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Houston Int’l Airport.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Saint Maarten $12,275,405
2Hong Kong $7,925,505
3China $7,425,759
4Mexico $5,121,740
5Canada $3,015,415
6Saudi Arabia $2,821,866
7United Kingdom $2,536,567
8Australia $2,215,706
9Russia $1,457,034
10Spain $1,354,588

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $13,969,354
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $10,725,718
3CLEVELAND, OH $8,884,626
4LOS ANGELES, CA $8,476,984
5ANCHORAGE, AK $3,652,040
6SAN FRANCISCO, CA $3,102,832
7MIAMI, FL $2,692,118
8HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $2,190,056
9LOW VALUE $1,341,646
10LAREDO, TX $1,100,918

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 13.92 percent compared to last year to $12.15 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 21.29 percent compared to last year to $10.33 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 28.63 percent compared to last year to $8.57 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 17.13 percent compared to last year to $6.1 million.
  • Port of New York rose 32.25 percent compared to last year to $3.44 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 Saint Maarten decreased $1.4 million, 10.26 percent, (22.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong increased $1.6 million, 25.28 percent, (14.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $2.48 million, 25.01 percent, (13.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $3.05 million, 37.3 percent, (9.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $196,632, 6.98 percent, (5.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.74 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $35.76 million of the $55.24 million total.

All totaled, 73.49 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $40.6 million of the $55.24 million total