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

Imports: Articles with precious metals

Articles with precious metals, the No. 353 import by value totaled $63.45 million for the month of August, $624.85 million through August of 2019, and $1.02 billion 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$318.1 M
2Switzerland$172.64 M
3Australia$49.87 M
4United Kingdom$20.45 M
5Russia$16.48 M
6South Africa$11.96 M
7Japan$10.93 M
8Germany$6.65 M
9Singapore$5.49 M
10Taiwan$2.35 M
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U.S. imports of Articles with precious metals increased 18.97 percent through August to $624.85 million

U.S. imports of Articles with precious metals increased 18.97 percent from $525.2 million to $624.85 million through the first eight 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 353 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 400 for the last full year with a total value of $1.02 billion, a $279.02 million, 37.69 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Chile. 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 of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $318,102,058
2Switzerland $172,641,435
3Australia $49,866,980
4United Kingdom $20,448,931
5Russia $16,475,716
6South Africa $11,961,780
7Japan $10,932,775
8Germany $6,648,853
9Singapore $5,485,245
10Taiwan $2,351,123

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $171,951,046
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $68,179,195
3Buffalo $41,134,744
4Detroit $5,678,688
5Miami $4,906,764
6Philadelphia $4,700,048
7San Francisco $2,294,918
8New Orleans $2,105,261
9Cleveland $1,809,758
10Charleston $1,751,810

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 19.3 percent compared to last year to $284.66 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 4320.9 percent compared to last year to $199.92 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 288.3 percent compared to last year to $55.09 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 176.88 percent compared to last year to $19.87 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 69.29 percent compared to last year to $18.64 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 Canada increased $167.95 million, 111.85 percent, (50.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland decreased $14.56 million, 7.78 percent, (27.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $6.24 million, 14.29 percent, (7.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $5.8 million, 39.55 percent, (3.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia increased $7.41 million, 81.71 percent, (2.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.43 percent of all these Articles with precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $577.54 million of the $624.85 million total.

All totaled, 92.53 percent of all these Articles with precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $578.19 million of the $624.85 million total