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

Exports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 309 export by value totaled $65.53 million for the month of December, $699.92 million through December 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$329.82 M
2Switzerland$229.1 M
3Canada$36.06 M
4Germany$13.47 M
5United Kingdom$13.14 M
6Japan$11.51 M
7Italy$8.72 M
8Uruguay$6.17 M
9Mexico$5.68 M
10United Arab Emirates$5.67 M
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U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 26.22 percent through December to $699.92 million

U.S. exports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 26.22 percent from $554.53 million to $699.92 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 309 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 352 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 December 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 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 Austin International Airport, Texas.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $329,824,373
2Switzerland $229,099,661
3Canada $36,061,712
4Germany $13,472,546
5United Kingdom $13,140,692
6Japan $11,512,935
7Italy $8,715,860
8Uruguay $6,169,482
9Mexico $5,682,583
10United Arab Emirates $5,670,162

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $243,874,518
2LOS ANGELES, CA $49,274,082
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $31,696,880
4MIAMI, FL $23,365,678
5DETROIT, MI $6,657,616
6CLEVELAND, OH $5,509,936
7ANCHORAGE, AK $4,511,352
8PHILADELPHIA, PA $3,257,296
9DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $2,424,366
10PEMBINA, ND $1,751,630

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 46.64 percent compared to last year to $411.37 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 85.67 percent compared to last year to $100.45 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 10.98 percent compared to last year to $58.19 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 3.32 percent compared to last year to $42.42 million.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 1474.26 percent compared to last year to $21.7 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 $149.44 million, 82.84 percent, (47.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $32.34 million, 16.44 percent, (32.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $6.61 million, 15.5 percent, (5.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $3.41 million, 33.85 percent, (1.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $5.08 million, 63.06 percent, (1.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.81 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $621.6 million of the $699.92 million total.

All totaled, 90.6 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $634.13 million of the $699.92 million total