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

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 236 export by value totaled $84.37 million for the month of March, $269.87 million through March of 2019, and $699.92 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$141.5 M
2Switzerland$93.92 M
3Canada$7.75 M
4United Arab Emirates$3.94 M
5United Kingdom$3.54 M
6Germany$3.33 M
7Saint Maarten$2.38 M
8Japan$1.93 M
9Aruba$1.03 M
10France$936,475
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 52.14 percent through March to $269.87 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 52.14 percent from $177.39 million to $269.87 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 236 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 305 for the last full year with a total value of $699.92 million, a $145.39 million, 26.22 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 Canada, No. 4 United Arab Emirates 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 International Airport and No. 5 Philadelphia International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany 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 International Airport and No. 5 Philadelphia International Airport.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $141,499,981
2Switzerland $93,921,007
3Canada $7,751,426
4United Arab Emirates $3,942,298
5United Kingdom $3,541,331
6Germany $3,329,292
7Saint Maarten $2,380,822
8Japan $1,927,935
9Aruba $1,034,711
10France $936,475

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $153,593,649
2Los Angeles $34,328,810
3New Orleans $22,356,856
4Miami $14,602,888
5Detroit $4,776,569
6Cleveland $4,621,654
7Anchorage $3,009,868
8Philadelphia $2,309,752
9Dallas $1,696,659
10Pembina, N.D. $1,310,370

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 48.85 percent compared to last year to $167.15 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 98.15 percent compared to last year to $50.69 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 55.88 percent compared to last year to $21.24 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 1.55 percent compared to last year to $9.53 million.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 2172.79 percent compared to last year to $5.45 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 $64.89 million, 84.7 percent, (52.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $29.16 million, 45.03 percent, (34.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $934,335, 13.71 percent, (2.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $2.47 million, 167.54 percent, (1.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $482,995, 12 percent, (1.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.88 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $250.66 million of the $269.87 million total.

All totaled, 94.14 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $254.06 million of the $269.87 million total