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

Exports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 97 export by value totaled $425.38 million for the month of February, $535.53 million through February of 2019, and $2.32 billion 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
1Hong Kong$263.53 M
2Thailand$81.71 M
3Switzerland$62.67 M
4France$34.36 M
5Italy$20.21 M
6United Arab Emirates$17.36 M
7Germany$14.65 M
8United Kingdom$10.19 M
9Belgium$8.46 M
10India$5.5 M
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U.S. exports of Precious stones decreased 8.95 percent through February to $535.53 million

U.S. exports of Precious stones decreased 8.95 percent from $588.2 million to $535.53 million through the first two 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 97 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 90 for the last full year with a total value of $2.32 billion, a $180.13 million, 8.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 France and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $263,533,793
2Thailand $81,713,395
3Switzerland $62,674,551
4France $34,357,837
5Italy $20,212,658
6United Arab Emirates $17,360,651
7Germany $14,648,978
8United Kingdom $10,185,165
9Belgium $8,463,778
10India $5,503,369

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $632,752,276
2Los Angeles $204,847,094
3Miami $16,985,140
4New Orleans $9,343,689
5Anchorage $7,142,343
6Cleveland $1,735,084
7Great Falls, Mont. $1,054,307
8Detroit $914,770
9Houston $646,977
10Low Value Shipments $513,860

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 10.96 percent compared to last year to $317.85 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 14.09 percent compared to last year to $170.09 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 36.07 percent compared to last year to $19.82 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 223.03 percent compared to last year to $10.75 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 28.07 percent compared to last year to $5.95 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 Hong Kong decreased $32.37 million, 10.94 percent, (49.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Thailand decreased $12.45 million, 13.22 percent, (15.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Switzerland decreased $465,868, 0.74 percent, (11.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France decreased $998,438, 2.82 percent, (6.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $6.87 million, 51.45 percent, (3.77 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.36 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $462.49 million of the $535.53 million total.

All totaled, 97.93 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $524.46 million of the $535.53 million total