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

Exports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 458 export by value totaled $28.25 million for the month of December, $355.66 million through December of 2018, and $352.81 million 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
1China$48.41 M
2Saint Maarten$43.01 M
3Hong Kong$36.9 M
4Canada$27.05 M
5United Kingdom$25.72 M
6Mexico$25.13 M
7The Netherlands$24.22 M
8Australia$18.62 M
9Russia$16.03 M
10Dominican Republic$10.05 M
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U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 0.81 percent through December to $355.66 million

U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 0.81 percent from $352.81 million to $355.66 million in 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 458 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 447 for the last full year with a total value of $352.81 million, a $29.06 million, 7.61 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 SINT MAARTEN, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $48,412,848
2SINT MAARTEN $43,008,861
3Hong Kong $36,899,533
4Canada $27,045,318
5United Kingdom $25,719,871
6Mexico $25,132,844
7The Netherlands $24,218,130
8Australia $18,624,730
9Russia $16,030,422
10Dominican Republic $10,049,075

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $53,149,974
2CLEVELAND, OH $33,112,170
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $29,637,550
4LOS ANGELES, CA $20,489,760
5HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $14,046,590
6MIAMI, FL $10,896,684
7ANCHORAGE, AK $8,378,586
8PHILADELPHIA, PA $5,974,360
9DETROIT, MI $4,177,390
10DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $4,108,150

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 14.57 percent compared to last year to $67.04 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 22.67 percent compared to last year to $64.92 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 19.7 percent compared to last year to $60.22 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 16.27 percent compared to last year to $35.38 million.
  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 112.11 percent compared to last year to $20.84 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 China increased $8.66 million, 21.77 percent, (13.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 SINT MAARTEN increased $6.89 million, 19.08 percent, (12.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $7.22 million, 16.36 percent, (10.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $339,723, 1.27 percent, (7.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $6.81 million, 36.02 percent, (7.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.92 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $181.09 million of the $355.66 million total.

All totaled, 69.84 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $248.39 million of the $355.66 million total