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

Imports: Gold

Gold, the No. 63 import by value totaled $778.32 million for the month of September, $5.94 billion through September 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$2.14 B
2Canada$1.5 B
3Switzerland$376.24 M
4Colombia$347.31 M
5Nicaragua$336.97 M
6Peru$320.12 M
7South Africa$136.03 M
8Argentina$115.46 M
9Ecuador$112.51 M
10Dominican Republic$94.45 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.94 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,650,024,886
2Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah $986,381,418
3Miami International Airport $940,429,861
4Louisville, International Airport, Ky. $623,527,075
5Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $444,148,415
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $414,799,538
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $163,313,157
8Port Laredo $142,114,347
9Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $131,168,124
10Los Angeles International Airport $89,081,799

U.S. imports of Gold decreased 18.41 percent through September to $5.94 billion

U.S. imports of Gold decreased 18.41 percent from $7.28 billion to $5.94 billion through the first nine 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 63 through September among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 48 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 September of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Nicaragua. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Peru, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Brazil. 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 – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,144,715,735
2Canada $1,495,765,735
3Switzerland $376,239,584
4Colombia $347,308,369
5Nicaragua $336,973,057
6Peru $320,118,457
7South Africa $136,029,586
8Argentina $115,456,801
9Ecuador $112,507,722
10Dominican Republic $94,452,209

January – September 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 nine months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 87.21 percent compared to last year to $1.65 billion.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah fell 6.32 percent compared to last year to $986.38 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 49.33 percent compared to last year to $940.43 million.
  • Louisville, International Airport, Ky. rose 126.3 percent compared to last year to $623.53 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. fell 16.67 percent compared to last year to $444.15 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 $312.69 million, 12.72 percent, (36.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $163.59 million, 12.28 percent, (25.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Switzerland increased $249.79 million, 197.53 percent, (6.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia decreased $101.09 million, 22.55 percent, (5.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Nicaragua increased $59.84 million, 21.59 percent, (5.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.14 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $4.7 billion of the $5.94 billion total.

All totaled, 78.19 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $4.64 billion of the $5.94 billion total

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