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

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 312 export by value totaled $60.52 million for the month of March, $174.1 million through March of 2019, and $699.16 million 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$38.94 M
2Switzerland$27 M
3Mexico$25.26 M
4Canada$18.03 M
5United Arab Emirates$5.07 M
6Japan$4.38 M
7Germany$3.97 M
8Singapore$3.6 M
9United Kingdom$3.53 M
10Uruguay$2.66 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 4.38 percent through March to $174.1 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 4.38 percent from $182.08 million to $174.1 million through the first three 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 312 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 298 for the last full year with a total value of $699.16 million, a $425,558, 0.06 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Austin International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $38,937,917
2Switzerland $26,995,347
3Mexico $25,260,543
4Canada $18,028,635
5United Arab Emirates $5,068,618
6Japan $4,384,739
7Germany $3,969,503
8Singapore $3,598,500
9United Kingdom $3,530,705
10Uruguay $2,655,288

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $53,450,277
2New Orleans $52,382,534
3New York City $29,599,457
4Anchorage $15,625,814
5Cleveland $12,206,650
6Dallas $11,136,946
7Los Angeles $10,014,439
8Detroit $8,800,614
9Laredo $8,750,159
10Low Value Shipments $7,705,210

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 1.26 percent compared to last year to $37.69 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 15.82 percent compared to last year to $33.88 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 17.71 percent compared to last year to $18.65 million.
  • Austin International Airport, Texas fell 11.5 percent compared to last year to $10.67 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 25.46 percent compared to last year to $7.28 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 $14.55 million, 27.2 percent, (22.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $9.71 million, 56.13 percent, (15.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $5.21 million, 26 percent, (14.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $2.09 million, 13.1 percent, (10.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $3.04 million, 149.63 percent, (2.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.65 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $114.29 million of the $174.1 million total.

All totaled, 62.13 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $108.17 million of the $174.1 million total