Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 137 import by value totaled $228.86 million for the month of December, $3.09 billion through December of 2019, and $3.02 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

RankCountry2019
1Switzerland$2.04 B
2Japan$675.79 M
3China$202.82 M
4Thailand$59.32 M
5Philippines$39.36 M
6Germany$25.41 M
7Singapore$9.56 M
8Hong Kong$9.54 M
9Malaysia$9.06 M
10United Kingdom$4.13 M
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals increased 2.53 percent through December 2019 to $3.09 billion

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals increased 2.53 percent from $3.02 billion to $3.09 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 137 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 148 for the last full year with a total value of $3.02 billion, a $64.24 million, 2.09 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 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 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 5.84 percent to $1.27 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 5.84 percent to $400.06 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 77.55 percent to $322.05 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 8.96 percent to $277.64 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 14.83 percent to $235.28 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 $173.62 million, 9.31 percent, (65.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $17.01 million, 2.45 percent, (21.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $81.04 million, 28.55 percent, (6.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $4.09 million, 6.46 percent, (1.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines decreased $226,928, 0.57 percent, (1.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.51 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $3.02 billion of the $3.09 billion total.

All totaled, 80.94 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $2.5 billion of the $3.09 billion total.