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

Exports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 459 export by value totaled $27.49 million for the month of October, $296.67 million through October 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$42.06 M
2Hong Kong$30.99 M
3Saint Maarten$29.61 M
4Mexico$22.1 M
5Canada$21.48 M
6The Netherlands$21.17 M
7United Kingdom$20.81 M
8Australia$17.21 M
9Russia$13.71 M
10Dominican Republic$10.05 M
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U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 0.17 percent through October to $296.67 million

U.S. exports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 0.17 percent from $296.17 million to $296.67 million 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 459 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 445 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 October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Saint Maarten, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Canada. 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 Saint Maarten, No. 4 China and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $42,062,764
2Hong Kong $30,989,218
3Saint Maarten $29,607,661
4Mexico $22,103,281
5Canada $21,477,431
6The Netherlands $21,174,571
7United Kingdom $20,805,097
8Australia $17,205,339
9Russia $13,706,747
10Dominican Republic $10,045,225

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $18,835,927
2New Orleans $10,176,919
3Cleveland $10,140,708
4Los Angeles $8,404,387
5Houston $6,081,456
6Miami $4,786,012
7Anchorage $3,367,876
8Philadelphia $2,023,418
9Dallas $1,837,729
10Detroit $1,026,450

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:

  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 11.77 percent compared to last year to $55.16 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 23.58 percent compared to last year to $54.97 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.59 percent compared to last year to $50.41 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 19.52 percent compared to last year to $30.73 million.
  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 132.43 percent compared to last year to $17.94 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 $8.1 million, 23.85 percent, (14.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong decreased $7.49 million, 19.46 percent, (10.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Saint Maarten decreased $5.6 million, 15.91 percent, (9.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $16.22 million, 42.32 percent, (7.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $500,598, 2.39 percent, (7.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.29 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $146.24 million of the $296.67 million total.

All totaled, 70.52 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $209.21 million of the $296.67 million total