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

Imports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 438 import by value totaled $48.29 million for the month of December, $654.75 million through December of 2018, and $633.18 million 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
1China$435.66 M
2Ireland$49.66 M
3Thailand$27.06 M
4India$24.55 M
5Vietnam$17.74 M
6South Korea$12.45 M
7Japan$11.24 M
8Brazil$10.96 M
9Italy$8.47 M
10Hong Kong$6.87 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $654.75 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $99,895,474
2Port of Los Angeles $87,920,914
3Port of New Orleans $83,189,217
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $60,048,654
5Port of Newark $42,515,200
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $39,825,167
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $37,461,500
8Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $26,588,984
9Los Angeles International Airport $21,745,903
10Port of Long Beach $17,546,274

U.S. imports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 3.41 percent through December to $654.75 million

U.S. imports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 3.41 percent from $633.18 million to $654.75 million in 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 438 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 431 for the last full year with a total value of $633.18 million, a $38.49 million, 6.47 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 India and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 India, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $435,660,412
2Ireland $49,663,202
3Thailand $27,059,226
4India $24,553,033
5Vietnam $17,739,747
6South Korea $12,446,028
7Japan $11,241,672
8Brazil $10,962,596
9Italy $8,473,455
10Hong Kong $6,865,079

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $26,609,226
2Los Angeles $25,334,291
3New Orleans $21,015,528
4New York City $18,884,283
5Anchorage $12,844,757
6Chicago $8,784,270
7Dallas $8,288,535
8Houston $5,416,345
9Boston $5,036,749
10Atlanta/Savannah $5,028,860

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 7.46 percent compared to last year to $99.9 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 31.19 percent compared to last year to $87.92 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 14.39 percent compared to last year to $83.19 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 16.36 percent compared to last year to $60.05 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 2.8 percent compared to last year to $42.52 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 China increased $30.38 million, 7.5 percent, (66.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ireland decreased $15.91 million, 24.26 percent, (7.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $8.59 million, 46.5 percent, (4.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $1.1 million, 4.29 percent, (3.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam decreased $3.41 million, 16.11 percent, (2.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.72 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $554.68 million of the $654.75 million total.

All totaled, 57.06 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $373.57 million of the $654.75 million total