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

Imports: Gold

Gold, the No. 49 import by value totaled $697.41 million for the month of October, $7.98 billion through October of 2018, and $11.07 billion 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
1Mexico$2.66 B
2Peru$1.5 B
3Canada$1.44 B
4Colombia$508.32 M
5Brazil$364.55 M
6Nicaragua$307.17 M
7Chile$259.65 M
8Switzerland$157.78 M
9Argentina$138.94 M
10Guyana$113.88 M
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U.S. imports of Gold decreased 10.70 percent through October to $7.98 billion

U.S. imports of Gold decreased 10.70 percent from $8.93 billion to $7.98 billion 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 49 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 37 for the last full year with a total value of $11.07 billion, a $5.28 billion, 32.28 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Peru, 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,663,623,802
2Peru $1,501,453,640
3Canada $1,440,715,259
4Colombia $508,320,143
5Brazil $364,551,128
6Nicaragua $307,165,952
7Chile $259,647,013
8Switzerland $157,778,881
9Argentina $138,939,886
10Guyana $113,878,685

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Great Falls, Mont. $557,557,396
2Miami $377,098,919
3New York City $181,565,231
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $169,401,499
5El Paso $117,323,907
6Buffalo $73,940,067
7Cleveland $64,779,950
8Phoenix/Nogales $53,685,206
9Laredo $50,461,878
10San Diego $19,956,814

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:

  • Miami International Airport fell 24.83 percent compared to last year to $2.03 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 11.11 percent compared to last year to $1.56 billion.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah rose 74.04 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 11.27 percent compared to last year to $966.37 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 0.44 percent compared to last year to $577.9 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 increased $68.5 million, 2.64 percent, (33.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Peru increased $2.99 million, 0.2 percent, (18.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $383.84 million, 21.04 percent, (18.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia decreased $566.35 million, 52.7 percent, (6.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $148.55 million, 28.95 percent, (4.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.21 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $6.48 billion of the $7.98 billion total.

All totaled, 79.25 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $6.32 billion of the $7.98 billion total