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

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 335 import by value totaled $91.13 million for the month of October, $874.68 million through October of 2018, and $1.05 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$790.87 M
2Germany$18.27 M
3France$17.35 M
4Italy$10.37 M
5Malaysia$7.81 M
6China$7.65 M
7Japan$7.41 M
8Hong Kong$7.25 M
9United Kingdom$2.7 M
10Portugal$2.35 M
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 1.66 percent through October to $874.68 million

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals increased 1.66 percent from $860.44 million to $874.68 million 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 335 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 313 for the last full year with a total value of $1.05 billion, a $33.75 million, 3.34 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 France, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Monaco, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $790,874,571
2Germany $18,270,264
3France $17,351,529
4Italy $10,374,800
5Malaysia $7,810,207
6China $7,649,063
7Japan $7,407,640
8Hong Kong $7,251,420
9United Kingdom $2,702,475
10Portugal $2,349,700

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $100,274,867
2Miami $50,202,758
3Dallas $13,218,729
4New Orleans $5,149,060
5Los Angeles $2,380,871
6Jacksonville/Tampa $1,667,214
7Cleveland $1,666,599
8Chicago $906,319
9San Francisco $574,802
10Honolulu $386,567

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 rose 1.68 percent compared to last year to $519.85 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 6.36 percent compared to last year to $166.04 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 22.76 percent compared to last year to $65.12 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 7.3 percent compared to last year to $33.49 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 1.64 percent compared to last year to $29.63 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 decreased $1.32 million, 0.17 percent, (90.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $2.29 million, 11.14 percent, (2.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 France increased $10.29 million, 145.89 percent, (1.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $2.66 million, 34.53 percent, (1.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia increased $4.45 million, 132.35 percent, (0.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.57 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $844.68 million of the $874.68 million total.

All totaled, 93.08 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $814.13 million of the $874.68 million total