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

Imports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 192 import by value totaled $214.73 million for the month of October, $1.8 billion through October of 2018, and $2.12 billion 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
1Thailand$269.03 M
2India$224.62 M
3Hong Kong$165.83 M
4France$159.94 M
5Colombia$150.95 M
6Switzerland$147.58 M
7Israel$104.5 M
8Brazil$83.35 M
9Sri Lanka$67.46 M
10Italy$58.15 M
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U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 1.79 percent through October to $1.8 billion

U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 1.79 percent from $1.84 billion to $1.8 billion through the first 10 months of 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 192 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 180 for the last full year with a total value of $2.12 billion, a $149.6 million, 7.59 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 India, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 France and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Thailand $269,027,577
2India $224,624,145
3Hong Kong $165,834,256
4France $159,938,703
5Colombia $150,948,599
6Switzerland $147,578,639
7Israel $104,503,255
8Brazil $83,353,728
9Sri Lanka $67,459,737
10Italy $58,151,386

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $201,191,163
2Los Angeles $166,560,129
3Miami $36,426,204
4New Orleans $6,569,904
5Cleveland $6,434,079
6Phoenix/Nogales $5,381,291
7Anchorage $3,679,864
8Dallas $1,858,117
9Houston $1,819,047
10San Francisco $1,497,974

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 4.99 percent compared to last year to $1.28 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 0.53 percent compared to last year to $299.01 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 52.59 percent compared to last year to $64.03 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 8.73 percent compared to last year to $35.65 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 25.16 percent compared to last year to $26.41 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 increased $10 million, 3.86 percent, (14.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $6.27 million, 2.72 percent, (12.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $74.25 million, 30.93 percent, (9.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $26.29 million, 19.68 percent, (8.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia decreased $17.22 million, 10.24 percent, (8.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.84 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $970.37 million of the $1.8 billion total.

All totaled, 94.64 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.71 billion of the $1.8 billion total