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

Imports: Articles with precious metals

Articles with precious metals, the No. 346 import by value totaled $108.14 million for the month of October, $818.06 million through October of 2018, and $740.21 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Switzerland$270.71 M
2Canada$254.18 M
3Australia$56.89 M
4Brazil$52.1 M
5Hong Kong$43.82 M
6Chile$21.31 M
7United Kingdom$20.4 M
8Russia$15.63 M
9Japan$15.34 M
10Turkey$14.23 M
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U.S. imports of Articles with precious metals increased 35.91 percent through October to $818.06 million

U.S. imports of Articles with precious metals increased 35.91 percent from $601.93 million to $818.06 million through the first 10 months of 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 346 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 402 for the last full year with a total value of $740.21 million, a $927.53 million, 55.62 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $270,711,618
2Canada $254,180,001
3Australia $56,888,355
4Brazil $52,101,757
5Hong Kong $43,824,406
6Chile $21,305,726
7United Kingdom $20,402,394
8Russia $15,630,017
9Japan $15,342,819
10Turkey $14,228,091

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $81,904,055
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $11,294,808
3Miami $4,824,688
4Detroit $2,372,395
5Philadelphia $2,176,453
6Charleston $1,360,055
7Jacksonville/Tampa $986,862
8New Orleans $974,423
9San Francisco $660,477
10Cleveland $642,157

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 23.5 percent compared to last year to $540.96 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 292.82 percent compared to last year to $87.28 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 0.93 percent compared to last year to $49.66 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 800.32 percent compared to last year to $36.27 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 96.11 percent compared to last year to $20.55 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. imports from No. 1 Switzerland increased $105.91 million, 64.27 percent, (33.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $128.59 million, 102.39 percent, (31.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia decreased $153.65 million, 72.98 percent, (6.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil increased $52 million, 50964 percent, (6.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Hong Kong increased $43.24 million, 7342.55 percent, (5.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.84 percent of all these Articles with precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $677.71 million of the $818.06 million total.

All totaled, 89.81 percent of all these Articles with precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $734.72 million of the $818.06 million total