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

Imports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 407 import by value totaled $42.83 million for the month of February, $108.4 million through February of 2020, and $681.39 million 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
1China$67.12 M
2Ireland$9.85 M
3Thailand$6.65 M
4Brazil$3.91 M
5Vietnam$3.86 M
6India$3.08 M
7South Korea$3.03 M
8Japan$2.19 M
9Mexico$1.27 M
10Italy$1.13 M
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U.S. imports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 5.15 percent through February to $108.4 million

U.S. imports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 5.15 percent from $103.09 million to $108.4 million through the first two 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 407 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 443 for the last full year with a total value of $681.39 million, a $26.64 million, 4.07 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

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

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $67,122,091
2Ireland $9,854,925
3Thailand $6,654,316
4Brazil $3,909,491
5Vietnam $3,864,513
6India $3,083,696
7South Korea $3,032,321
8Japan $2,187,090
9Mexico $1,266,550
10Italy $1,129,936

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $11,806,984
2Cleveland $9,874,741
3New York City $8,393,782
4New Orleans $5,377,291
5Chicago $3,999,826
6Dallas $3,731,692
7Boston $3,183,832
8Anchorage $2,457,421
9Providence, R.I. $2,354,513
10Atlanta/Savannah $1,745,808

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.23 percent compared to last year to $19.04 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 14.86 percent compared to last year to $13.88 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 8.98 percent compared to last year to $13.58 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 25.38 percent compared to last year to $9.66 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 20.57 percent compared to last year to $8.31 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 China decreased $1.57 million, 2.28 percent, (61.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ireland increased $1.83 million, 22.8 percent, (9.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $2.7 million, 68.49 percent, (6.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil increased $1.11 million, 39.45 percent, (3.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $1.12 million, 40.81 percent, (3.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.32 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $91.41 million of the $108.4 million total.

All totaled, 59.47 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $64.46 million of the $108.4 million total