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

Exports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 130 export by value totaled $149.62 million for the month of October, $2.03 billion through October of 2018, and $2.14 billion 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
1Hong Kong$848.82 M
2Switzerland$405.46 M
3Thailand$155.14 M
4France$140.45 M
5United Kingdom$122.01 M
6Italy$72.99 M
7Israel$70.93 M
8India$46.1 M
9Germany$44.18 M
10United Arab Emirates$41.59 M
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U.S. exports of Precious stones increased 5.85 percent through October to $2.03 billion

U.S. exports of Precious stones increased 5.85 percent from $1.91 billion to $2.03 billion 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 130 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 134 for the last full year with a total value of $2.14 billion, a $561.18 million, 35.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 France and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $848,817,312
2Switzerland $405,460,942
3Thailand $155,141,101
4France $140,451,298
5United Kingdom $122,011,221
6Italy $72,987,813
7Israel $70,934,121
8India $46,104,885
9Germany $44,178,956
10United Arab Emirates $41,587,701

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $360,534,517
2Los Angeles $200,118,951
3Miami $14,638,153
4New Orleans $4,644,029
5Anchorage $2,955,665
6Cleveland $983,168
7Great Falls, Mont. $964,715
8Houston $646,977
9Detroit $586,279
10Low Value Shipments $381,579

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 4.23 percent compared to last year to $1.61 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 28.33 percent compared to last year to $323.81 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 14.33 percent compared to last year to $24.59 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 23.24 percent compared to last year to $17.11 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 17.14 percent compared to last year to $16.24 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 increased $56.14 million, 7.08 percent, (41.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland decreased $8.45 million, 2.04 percent, (20.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Thailand increased $30.23 million, 24.21 percent, (7.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $17.51 million, 14.24 percent, (6.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $6.53 million, 5.65 percent, (6.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.53 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.67 billion of the $2.03 billion total.

All totaled, 98.29 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.99 billion of the $2.03 billion total