Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 327 export by value totaled $46.81 million for the month of December, $632.71 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Hong Kong$139.57 M
2Canada$88.12 M
3Switzerland$81.31 M
4Mexico$79.03 M
5United Arab Emirates$22.73 M
6Japan$18.6 M
7Germany$13.9 M
8United Kingdom$12.87 M
9Singapore$10.79 M
10Colombia$10.78 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 9.50 percent through December 2019 to $632.71 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 9.50 percent from $699.16 million to $632.71 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 327 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 310 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Mexico 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 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $139,567,031
2Canada $88,124,043
3Switzerland $81,314,773
4Mexico $79,027,614
5United Arab Emirates $22,731,819
6Japan $18,600,061
7Germany $13,898,696
8United Kingdom $12,867,146
9Singapore $10,790,455
10Colombia $10,779,149

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 0.06 percent compared to last year to $146.72 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 25.82 percent compared to last year to $106.49 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 6.64 percent compared to last year to $71.78 million.
  • Austin International Airport, Texas rose 62.94 percent compared to last year to $32.77 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 26.1 percent compared to last year to $25.49 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 decreased $35.39 million, 20.23 percent, (22.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $9.08 million, 11.49 percent, (13.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Switzerland increased $2.76 million, 3.51 percent, (12.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $2.21 million, 2.72 percent, (12.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $6.51 million, 40.15 percent, (3.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.92 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $410.77 million of the $632.71 million total.

All totaled, 60.57 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $383.25 million of the $632.71 million total