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

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 266 export by value totaled $49.48 million for the month of July, $535.23 million through July 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$282.58 M
2Switzerland$170.64 M
3Canada$20.13 M
4Germany$7.76 M
5United Arab Emirates$6.98 M
6Japan$6.49 M
7United Kingdom$5.48 M
8Italy$4.67 M
9Saint Maarten$4.04 M
10France$3.28 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 35.39 percent through July to $535.23 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 35.39 percent from $395.33 million to $535.23 million through the first seven 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 266 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 321 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 July 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 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 United Kingdom 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 Philadelphia International Airport.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $282,584,569
2Switzerland $170,644,484
3Canada $20,128,260
4Germany $7,762,666
5United Arab Emirates $6,975,212
6Japan $6,494,174
7United Kingdom $5,477,776
8Italy $4,674,793
9Saint Maarten $4,041,254
10France $3,283,049

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 45.5 percent compared to last year to $340.26 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 47.55 percent compared to last year to $79.96 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 40.83 percent compared to last year to $44.62 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 6.08 percent compared to last year to $22.67 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 73.09 percent compared to last year to $10.61 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 $104.46 million, 58.65 percent, (52.8 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $32.38 million, 23.42 percent, (31.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $986,785, 5.16 percent, (3.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $1.46 million, 15.86 percent, (1.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $4.37 million, 167.35 percent, (1.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.19 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $488.1 million of the $535.23 million total.

All totaled, 93.07 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $498.11 million of the $535.23 million total