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

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 146 import by value totaled $291.34 million for the month of October, $2.52 billion through October of 2018, and $3.08 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
1Switzerland$1.54 B
2Japan$588.07 M
3China$241.41 M
4Thailand$53.55 M
5Philippines$31.33 M
6Hong Kong$11.46 M
7Germany$10.99 M
8Singapore$10.18 M
9Malaysia$7.32 M
10United Kingdom$3.06 M
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 3.08 percent through October to $2.52 billion

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 3.08 percent from $2.6 billion to $2.52 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 146 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 130 for the last full year with a total value of $3.08 billion, a $269.82 million, 8.05 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $1,540,363,034
2Japan $588,067,775
3China $241,406,485
4Thailand $53,545,509
5Philippines $31,326,021
6Hong Kong $11,455,870
7Germany $10,985,378
8Singapore $10,184,308
9Malaysia $7,324,350
10United Kingdom $3,057,056

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $246,341,704
2Los Angeles $75,063,858
3Dallas $64,034,039
4Miami $52,963,146
5Cleveland $15,562,372
6New Orleans $11,932,295
7Buffalo $3,725,535
8San Francisco $3,000,338
9Honolulu $2,147,203
10Chicago $1,622,385

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 1.08 percent compared to last year to $986.75 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 21.88 percent compared to last year to $313.53 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 4.78 percent compared to last year to $253.74 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 9.83 percent compared to last year to $224.06 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 13.03 percent compared to last year to $164.18 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 Switzerland increased $93.99 million, 6.5 percent, (61.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $57.98 million, 8.97 percent, (23.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $78.98 million, 24.65 percent, (9.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $6.63 million, 11.03 percent, (2.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines decreased $5.15 million, 14.13 percent, (1.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.59 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.45 billion of the $2.52 billion total.

All totaled, 77.22 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.94 billion of the $2.52 billion total