Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 182 export by value totaled $33.35 million for the month of May, $545.94 million through May of 2020, and $2.26 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Switzerland$113.82 M
2Thailand$113.53 M
3France$83.48 M
4Hong Kong$77.14 M
5Italy$28.54 M
6Germany$24.35 M
7United Kingdom$23.9 M
8India$19.75 M
9Israel$18.63 M
10Sri Lanka$13.31 M
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U.S. exports of Precious stones decreased 55.27 percent through May to $545.94 million

U.S. exports of Precious stones decreased 55.27 percent from $1.22 billion to $545.94 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 182 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 112 for the last full year with a total value of $2.26 billion, a $57.41 million, 2.48 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources 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 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 France, No. 4 Thailand 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 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 59.85 percent compared to last year to $377.46 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 31.32 percent compared to last year to $145.2 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 51.72 percent compared to last year to $6.62 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 52.53 percent compared to last year to $3.85 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 21.49 percent compared to last year to $1.79 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 from No. 1 Hong Kong decreased $205.22 million, 21.31 percent, (138.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $153.19 million, 33.32 percent, (112.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Thailand increased $24.75 million, 15.03 percent, (34.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Italy increased $70.71 million, 74.19 percent, (30.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 France decreased $50.29 million, 27.5 percent, (24.29 percent market share).

All totaled, 82.31 percent of all these Precious stones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.86 billion of the $2.26 billion total.

All totaled, 97.98 percent of all these Precious stones exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $534.93 million of the $545.94 million total