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

Imports: Precious stones

Precious stones, the No. 206 import by value totaled $87.83 million for the month of August, $1.3 billion through August 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
1India$220.6 M
2Thailand$198.5 M
3Colombia$142.14 M
4Hong Kong$106.23 M
5Brazil$80.91 M
6Sri Lanka$63.2 M
7Israel$60.13 M
8Zambia$57.45 M
9Switzerland$52.63 M
10Mozambique$42.37 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.3 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $808,376,043
2Los Angeles International Airport $317,081,289
3Miami International Airport $58,099,730
4Port of Newark $25,442,828
5Port of New Orleans $24,650,622
6Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $17,535,217
7Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $8,325,030
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $7,126,366
9Port of Los Angeles $6,529,605
10Port of Charleston $5,435,459

U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 8.35 percent through August to $1.3 billion

U.S. imports of Precious stones decreased 8.35 percent from $1.42 billion to $1.3 billion through the first eight 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 206 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 194 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 August of this 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 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 Colombia and No. 5 Switzerland. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $220,598,566
2Thailand $198,498,490
3Colombia $142,143,781
4Hong Kong $106,229,691
5Brazil $80,909,365
6Sri Lanka $63,196,171
7Israel $60,131,870
8Zambia $57,448,145
9Switzerland $52,625,014
10Mozambique $42,372,876

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 15.88 percent compared to last year to $808.38 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 12.5 percent compared to last year to $317.08 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 1.26 percent compared to last year to $58.1 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 17.18 percent compared to last year to $25.44 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 13.84 percent compared to last year to $24.65 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 India increased $45.74 million, 26.16 percent, (16.95 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Thailand decreased $35.05 million, 15.01 percent, (15.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Colombia increased $23.49 million, 19.79 percent, (10.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Hong Kong decreased $1.28 million, 1.19 percent, (8.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil increased $17.66 million, 27.92 percent, (6.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.49 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $748.38 million of the $1.3 billion total.

All totaled, 94.77 percent of all these Precious stones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.23 billion of the $1.3 billion total