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

Imports: Gold

Gold, the No. 68 import by value totaled $527.27 million for the month of February, $1.16 billion through February of 2019, and $9.63 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
1Mexico$458.65 M
2Canada$333.36 M
3Colombia$90.73 M
4Peru$77.33 M
5Nicaragua$59.08 M
6Switzerland$26.47 M
7Ecuador$18.47 M
8Argentina$17.48 M
9Chile$13.78 M
10Curacao$13.72 M
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U.S. imports of Gold decreased 31.75 percent through February to $1.16 billion

U.S. imports of Gold decreased 31.75 percent from $1.7 billion to $1.16 billion through the first two 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 68 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 40 for the last full year with a total value of $9.63 billion, a $1.44 billion, 13.02 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 Nicaragua. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Louisville, International Airport, Ky..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 3 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $458,651,750
2Canada $333,363,262
3Colombia $90,730,818
4Peru $77,333,233
5Nicaragua $59,075,693
6Switzerland $26,466,137
7Ecuador $18,470,702
8Argentina $17,475,614
9Chile $13,775,817
10Curacao $13,716,940

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Great Falls, Mont. $1,095,972,860
2New York City $633,860,117
3Miami $566,127,022
4El Paso $234,544,548
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $188,288,023
6Cleveland $167,526,683
7Buffalo $153,137,453
8Phoenix/Nogales $106,384,988
9Laredo $85,311,912
10Los Angeles $44,931,172

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 56.16 percent compared to last year to $282.57 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 50.36 percent compared to last year to $184.72 million.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah rose 18.96 percent compared to last year to $184.51 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 75.45 percent compared to last year to $98.68 million.
  • Louisville, International Airport, Ky. rose 69.88 percent compared to last year to $96.31 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 Mexico decreased $97.89 million, 17.59 percent, (39.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $73.63 million, 18.09 percent, (28.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Colombia increased $1.22 million, 1.37 percent, (7.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Peru decreased $241.71 million, 75.76 percent, (6.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Nicaragua decreased $4.35 million, 6.86 percent, (5.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.62 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.02 billion of the $1.16 billion total.

All totaled, 72.8 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $846.79 million of the $1.16 billion total