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

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 310 export by value totaled $57.79 million for the month of December, $699.16 million through December of 2018, and $698.74 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$174.96 M
2Mexico$81.24 M
3Canada$79.04 M
4Switzerland$78.55 M
5Japan$34.84 M
6United Kingdom$16.67 M
7Germany$16.41 M
8United Arab Emirates$16.22 M
9Paraguay$14.75 M
10Argentina$12.25 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals increased 0.06 percent through December to $699.16 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals increased 0.06 percent from $698.74 million to $699.16 million in 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 310 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 308 for the last full year with a total value of $698.74 million, a $30.22 million, 4.52 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Switzerland 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.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $174,957,497
2Mexico $81,236,110
3Canada $79,039,057
4Switzerland $78,554,988
5Japan $34,844,444
6United Kingdom $16,666,267
7Germany $16,405,504
8United Arab Emirates $16,219,059
9Paraguay $14,748,138
10Argentina $12,252,167

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1MIAMI, FL $79,741,602
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $78,735,900
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $41,608,872
4ANCHORAGE, AK $23,645,628
5CLEVELAND, OH $18,898,818
6DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $17,919,118
7LOS ANGELES, CA $16,034,282
8LOW VALUE $10,966,294
9DETROIT, MI $10,426,602
10LAREDO, TX $8,675,020

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.16 percent compared to last year to $146.64 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 12.68 percent compared to last year to $143.56 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 18.94 percent compared to last year to $76.88 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 27.08 percent compared to last year to $47.4 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 11.8 percent compared to last year to $34.49 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 $13.71 million, 8.51 percent, (25.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $31.73 million, 64.1 percent, (11.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $3.79 million, 4.58 percent, (11.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Switzerland increased $2.88 million, 3.8 percent, (11.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $12.35 million, 26.16 percent, (4.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.17 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $448.63 million of the $699.16 million total.

All totaled, 64.21 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $448.97 million of the $699.16 million total