Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Articles with precious metals

Articles with precious metals, the No. 12 import by value totaled $5.98 billion for the month of May, $12.1 billion through May of 2020, and $1.61 billion for all of 2019, 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$6.16 B
2Hong Kong$2.87 B
3Canada$829.17 M
4Singapore$716.27 M
5South Africa$564.89 M
6Turkey$429.29 M
7Australia$279.76 M
8United Kingdom$112.19 M
9South Korea$61.11 M
10Japan$35.52 M
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U.S. imports of Articles with precious metals increased 2,635.83 percent through May to $12.1 billion

U.S. imports of Articles with precious metals increased 2,635.83 percent from $442.46 million to $12.1 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 12 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 322 for the last full year with a total value of $1.61 billion, a $591.61 million, 58.05 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full 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.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 5412.18 percent compared to last year to $11.38 billion.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 189.16 percent compared to last year to $446.21 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 8777.42 percent compared to last year to $177.19 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport rose 2447.88 percent compared to last year to $32 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 33.12 percent compared to last year to $28.81 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 $6.04 billion, 5032.03 percent, (50.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Hong Kong increased $2.87 billion, 3625736 percent, (23.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $598.78 million, 259.91 percent, (6.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Singapore increased $712.85 million, 20822 percent, (5.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa increased $554.41 million, 5289.85 percent, (4.67 percent market share).

All totaled, 92.05 percent of all these Articles with precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $11.14 billion of the $12.1 billion total.

All totaled, 99.67 percent of all these Articles with precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $12.07 billion of the $12.1 billion total