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

Imports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 266 import by value totaled $21.04 million for the month of May, $500.08 million through May of 2020, and $1.72 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
1Thailand$93.09 M
2India$54 M
3Brazil$46.61 M
4Sri Lanka$41.31 M
5Colombia$32.68 M
6Switzerland$25.72 M
7Australia$25.66 M
8Zambia$24.94 M
9Tanzania$22.32 M
10Germany$20.83 M
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U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 51.57 percent through May to $500.08 million

U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 51.57 percent from $1.03 billion to $500.08 million through the first five 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 266 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 174 for the last full year with a total value of $1.72 billion, a $416.27 million, 19.53 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 India, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Sri Lanka and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 India, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 61.78 percent compared to last year to $229.01 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 36.09 percent compared to last year to $191.56 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport fell 38.86 percent compared to last year to $28.59 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 26.34 percent compared to last year to $7.89 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 61.63 percent compared to last year to $6.66 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 Thailand decreased $77.08 million, 45.3 percent, (18.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $123.68 million, 69.61 percent, (10.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $23.33 million, 33.36 percent, (9.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Sri Lanka decreased $11.34 million, 21.53 percent, (8.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia decreased $64.72 million, 66.45 percent, (6.54 percent market share).

All totaled, 53.53 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $267.69 million of the $500.08 million total.

All totaled, 92.73 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $463.72 million of the $500.08 million total