Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 273 export by value totaled $82.02 million for the month of December, $893.06 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Hong Kong$458.08 M
2Switzerland$282.56 M
3Canada$39.04 M
4Germany$14.9 M
5United Arab Emirates$14.56 M
6Japan$11.45 M
7United Kingdom$10.06 M
8Singapore$7.3 M
9Saint Maarten$6.31 M
10Italy$5.72 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 27.59 percent through December 2019 to $893.06 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 27.59 percent from $699.92 million to $893.06 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 273 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 309 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. 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 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska.

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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $458,083,962
2Switzerland $282,562,028
3Canada $39,042,459
4Germany $14,904,174
5United Arab Emirates $14,561,458
6Japan $11,450,672
7United Kingdom $10,063,594
8Singapore $7,297,626
9Saint Maarten $6,310,288
10Italy $5,717,508

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 39.94 percent compared to last year to $575.67 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 27.4 percent compared to last year to $127.97 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 23.58 percent compared to last year to $71.91 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 14.24 percent compared to last year to $36.38 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 41.36 percent compared to last year to $16.52 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 $128.26 million, 38.89 percent, (51.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $53.46 million, 23.34 percent, (31.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $2.98 million, 8.27 percent, (4.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $1.43 million, 10.63 percent, (1.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $8.89 million, 156.81 percent, (1.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.6 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $809.15 million of the $893.06 million total.

All totaled, 92.77 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $828.45 million of the $893.06 million total