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

Exports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 126 export by value totaled $121.9 million for the month of August, $1.69 billion through August 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$496.53 M
2Switzerland$484.39 M
3Thailand$168.57 M
4Italy$144.98 M
5France$96.34 M
6United Kingdom$74.69 M
7Israel$47.75 M
8India$36.61 M
9Germany$28.61 M
10United Arab Emirates$26.58 M
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U.S. exports of Precious stones increased 7.89 percent through August to $1.69 billion

U.S. exports of Precious stones increased 7.89 percent from $1.56 billion to $1.69 billion through the first eight 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 126 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 135 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. 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 Switzerland, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 France. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $496,531,529
2Switzerland $484,385,733
3Thailand $168,569,424
4Italy $144,981,316
5France $96,341,633
6United Kingdom $74,685,626
7Israel $47,750,569
8India $36,607,981
9Germany $28,606,104
10United Arab Emirates $26,578,521

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 8.71 percent compared to last year to $1.29 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 3.35 percent compared to last year to $293.49 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 45.4 percent compared to last year to $23.4 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 198.15 percent compared to last year to $23.15 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 4.9 percent compared to last year to $20.43 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 $89.26 million, 15.24 percent, (29.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $126.76 million, 35.45 percent, (28.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Thailand increased $32.82 million, 24.17 percent, (9.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy increased $91.63 million, 171.75 percent, (8.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France decreased $8.23 million, 7.87 percent, (5.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.41 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.39 billion of the $1.69 billion total.

All totaled, 97.76 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.65 billion of the $1.69 billion total