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

Imports: Gold

Gold, the No. 9 import by value totaled $2.9 billion for the month of June, $22.87 billion through June of 2020, and $9.68 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$10.82 B
2Singapore$2.19 B
3Australia$2.18 B
4Canada$1.8 B
5Hong Kong$1.41 B
6Mexico$1.39 B
7South Africa$1.19 B
8Colombia$458.01 M
9United Kingdom$293.3 M
10Nicaragua$240.72 M
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U.S. imports of Gold increased 598.12 percent through June to $22.87 billion

U.S. imports of Gold increased 598.12 percent from $3.28 billion to $22.87 billion through the first six 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 9 through June among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 72 for the last full year with a total value of $9.68 billion, a $54.56 million, 0.57 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Peru, 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 Louisville, International Airport, Ky., No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 2822.46 percent compared to last year to $18.57 billion.
  • Miami Int’l Airport rose 100.77 percent compared to last year to $1.07 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 1084.16 percent compared to last year to $631.44 million.
  • Louisville, International Airport, Ky. rose 77.18 percent compared to last year to $615.32 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 10862 percent compared to last year to $469.46 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 $10.73 billion, 12737 percent, (47.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Singapore increased $2.19 billion, 58428 percent, (9.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $2.17 billion, 87092 percent, (9.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $1.04 billion, 137.92 percent, (7.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Hong Kong increased $1.41 billion, 4386531 percent, (6.16 percent market share).

All totaled, 80.46 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $18.4 billion of the $22.87 billion total.

All totaled, 93.37 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $21.35 billion of the $22.87 billion total