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

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 327 import by value totaled $91.06 million for the month of March, $259.24 million through March of 2019, and $1.05 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
1Switzerland$237.07 M
2China$4.89 M
3Italy$3.62 M
4Malaysia$3.15 M
5France$3.02 M
6Germany$2.46 M
7Hong Kong$1.23 M
8Cameroon$1.05 M
9Japan$886,711
10United Kingdom$704,046
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals decreased 5.53 percent through March to $259.24 million

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals decreased 5.53 percent from $274.42 million to $259.24 million through the first three 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 327 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 312 for the last full year with a total value of $1.05 billion, a $7.28 million, 0.70 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Malaysia 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 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 France, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy. 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.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $237,066,892
2China $4,888,412
3Italy $3,623,443
4Malaysia $3,148,624
5France $3,020,961
6Germany $2,464,234
7Hong Kong $1,234,415
8Cameroon $1,045,221
9Japan $886,711
10United Kingdom $704,046

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $224,736,326
2Miami $80,567,025
3Dallas $17,002,131
4New Orleans $12,784,611
5Los Angeles $9,150,265
6Cleveland $3,210,202
7Jacksonville/Tampa $2,593,461
8Honolulu $1,516,318
9San Francisco $1,203,001
10Chicago $978,568

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.48 percent compared to last year to $167.67 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 50.47 percent compared to last year to $33.24 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 7.35 percent compared to last year to $23.88 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 46.73 percent compared to last year to $12.06 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.25 percent compared to last year to $8.34 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 $8.8 million, 3.58 percent, (91.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $986,498, 25.28 percent, (1.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $470,048, 14.91 percent, (1.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $996,832, 46.33 percent, (1.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France decreased $4.24 million, 58.4 percent, (1.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.11 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $251.75 million of the $259.24 million total.

All totaled, 94.58 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $245.19 million of the $259.24 million total