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

Imports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 165 import by value totaled $101.78 million for the month of February, $426.2 million through February of 2019, and $2.13 billion 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
1Thailand$81.05 M
2India$59.96 M
3Brazil$46.06 M
4Sri Lanka$29.03 M
5Colombia$28.22 M
6Switzerland$17.43 M
7Hong Kong$17.25 M
8Israel$16.55 M
9France$15.26 M
10Germany$14.92 M
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U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 1.88 percent through February to $426.2 million

U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 1.88 percent from $434.36 million to $426.2 million through the first two 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 165 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 159 for the last full year with a total value of $2.13 billion, a $12.18 million, 0.57 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February 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 International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 India, No. 3 France, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Sri Lanka. 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.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Thailand $81,050,807
2India $59,955,861
3Brazil $46,055,994
4Sri Lanka $29,027,750
5Colombia $28,216,746
6Switzerland $17,425,325
7Hong Kong $17,250,478
8Israel $16,546,550
9France $15,261,681
10Germany $14,921,188

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $491,109,770
2Los Angeles $180,302,648
3Miami $40,955,764
4New Orleans $13,837,737
5Cleveland $8,484,816
6Anchorage $7,682,007
7Phoenix/Nogales $5,454,177
8Charleston $3,260,478
9Houston $2,897,040
10Dallas $2,857,675

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 0.84 percent compared to last year to $195.55 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 10.92 percent compared to last year to $145.58 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 15.41 percent compared to last year to $31.77 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 177.57 percent compared to last year to $15.98 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.3 percent compared to last year to $8.22 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 $16.34 million, 16.78 percent, (19.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $20.15 million, 25.16 percent, (14.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $12.43 million, 36.96 percent, (10.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Sri Lanka increased $623,180, 2.19 percent, (6.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia increased $1.92 million, 7.31 percent, (6.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.32 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $244.31 million of the $426.2 million total.

All totaled, 93.17 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $397.1 million of the $426.2 million total