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

Imports: Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious

Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious, the No. 442 import by value totaled $54.03 million for the month of July, $366.87 million through July of 2019, and $654.75 million 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
1China$241.51 M
2Ireland$29.58 M
3Thailand$17.51 M
4India$12.54 M
5Vietnam$10.06 M
6Japan$8.5 M
7South Korea$8.14 M
8Brazil$7.7 M
9Italy$4.82 M
10Germany$2.75 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $366.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $62,536,439
2Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $57,773,841
3Port of New Orleans $45,475,154
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $31,383,820
5Port of Newark $22,754,071
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $20,184,978
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $16,615,733
8Boston’s Logan International Airport $15,476,024
9Los Angeles International Airport $13,790,467
10Port of Long Beach $9,844,570

U.S. imports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 1.56 percent through July to $366.87 million

U.S. imports of Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious increased 1.56 percent from $361.23 million to $366.87 million through the first seven 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 442 through July 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 $654.75 million, a $21.57 million, 3.41 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July 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 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 India, No. 4 Thailand 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $241,506,033
2Ireland $29,583,044
3Thailand $17,513,968
4India $12,541,753
5Vietnam $10,063,150
6Japan $8,503,455
7South Korea $8,137,618
8Brazil $7,698,137
9Italy $4,817,289
10Germany $2,750,316

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $36,094,439
2Los Angeles $34,365,130
3New Orleans $29,089,839
4New York City $25,295,806
5Anchorage $17,278,580
6Chicago $12,231,473
7Dallas $9,299,390
8Atlanta/Savannah $7,019,646
9Houston $6,553,244
10Boston $6,446,351

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 52.48 percent compared to last year to $62.54 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 9.1 percent compared to last year to $57.77 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 2.37 percent compared to last year to $45.48 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 6.77 percent compared to last year to $31.38 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 2.79 percent compared to last year to $22.75 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 $4.31 million, 1.82 percent, (65.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ireland increased $1.58 million, 5.64 percent, (8.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $5.22 million, 42.47 percent, (4.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $2.98 million, 19.19 percent, (3.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $584,854, 6.17 percent, (2.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.83 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $311.21 million of the $366.87 million total.

All totaled, 59.95 percent of all these Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $219.92 million of the $366.87 million total