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

Exports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 472 export by value totaled $21.03 million for the month of July, $187.14 million through July of 2019, and $355.66 million 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
1China$35.5 M
2Saint Maarten$27.15 M
3Mexico$21.01 M
4Hong Kong$16.73 M
5United Kingdom$13.04 M
6Canada$10.35 M
7Russia$8.71 M
8Saudi Arabia$5.64 M
9The Netherlands$5.57 M
10Spain$4.13 M
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U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious decreased 13.11 percent through July to $187.14 million

U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious decreased 13.11 percent from $215.37 million to $187.14 million through the first seven 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 472 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 448 for the last full year with a total value of $355.66 million, a $2.86 million, 0.81 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Saint Maarten, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Hong Kong 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 China, No. 2 Saint Maarten, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Mexico. 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $35,499,476
2Saint Maarten $27,151,206
3Mexico $21,008,789
4Hong Kong $16,731,725
5United Kingdom $13,038,108
6Canada $10,347,831
7Russia $8,707,721
8Saudi Arabia $5,641,550
9The Netherlands $5,565,447
10Spain $4,129,520

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $33,985,812
2Cleveland $22,142,771
3New Orleans $20,020,031
4Los Angeles $13,061,926
5Houston $8,994,935
6Miami $6,733,909
7Anchorage $5,236,759
8Philadelphia $3,908,541
9Detroit $2,970,843
10San Francisco $2,392,879

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 14.32 percent compared to last year to $45 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 17.7 percent compared to last year to $32.34 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 12.28 percent compared to last year to $30.68 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 22.3 percent compared to last year to $17.75 million.
  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas fell 22.87 percent compared to last year to $10.84 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 $3.59 million, 11.26 percent, (18.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Saint Maarten increased $4.69 million, 20.9 percent, (14.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $5.32 million, 33.93 percent, (11.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Hong Kong decreased $1.44 million, 7.93 percent, (8.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $521,960, 3.85 percent, (6.97 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.61 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $113.43 million of the $187.14 million total.

All totaled, 73 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $136.61 million of the $187.14 million total