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

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 316 export by value totaled $65.3 million for the month of October, $577.04 million through October of 2018, and $554.53 million 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$265.16 M
2Switzerland$196.53 M
3Canada$28.82 M
4Germany$12.44 M
5United Kingdom$11.94 M
6Japan$9.1 M
7Italy$8.36 M
8Mexico$4.85 M
9Uruguay$4.27 M
10United Arab Emirates$4.08 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 34.47 percent through October to $577.04 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 34.47 percent from $429.13 million to $577.04 million 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 316 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 363 for the last full year with a total value of $554.53 million, a $127.36 million, 29.81 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 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $265,159,487
2Switzerland $196,531,806
3Canada $28,815,936
4Germany $12,439,733
5United Kingdom $11,938,697
6Japan $9,096,299
7Italy $8,355,079
8Mexico $4,848,290
9Uruguay $4,265,904
10United Arab Emirates $4,083,749

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $80,613,286
2Los Angeles $17,949,981
3New Orleans $10,437,023
4Miami $6,373,067
5Detroit $1,815,671
6Cleveland $1,788,170
7Dallas $945,764
8Anchorage $748,569
9Honolulu $668,451
10Pembina, N.D. $502,039

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 55.39 percent compared to last year to $338.42 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 94.64 percent compared to last year to $84.07 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 7.3 percent compared to last year to $46.27 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 1.15 percent compared to last year to $34.26 million.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 1519.18 percent compared to last year to $19.54 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 $128.31 million, 93.76 percent, (45.95 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $41.71 million, 26.94 percent, (34.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $3.07 million, 9.64 percent, (4.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $4.61 million, 58.86 percent, (2.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $6.39 million, 115.02 percent, (2.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.23 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $514.89 million of the $577.04 million total.

All totaled, 90.56 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $522.55 million of the $577.04 million total