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

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 148 import by value totaled $221.46 million for the month of December, $3.02 billion through December 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$1.86 B
2Japan$692.79 M
3China$283.87 M
4Thailand$63.41 M
5Philippines$39.59 M
6Hong Kong$13.4 M
7Germany$13.24 M
8Singapore$11.81 M
9Malaysia$9.7 M
10United Kingdom$3.41 M
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 2.09 percent through December to $3.02 billion

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals decreased 2.09 percent from $3.08 billion to $3.02 billion in 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 148 through December 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $1,864,700,526
2Japan $692,794,196
3China $283,865,963
4Thailand $63,413,512
5Philippines $39,588,646
6Hong Kong $13,398,065
7Germany $13,241,344
8Singapore $11,808,233
9Malaysia $9,695,648
10United Kingdom $3,406,732

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $367,816,891
2Los Angeles $108,698,062
3Miami $81,851,759
4Dallas $76,281,672
5New Orleans $22,263,764
6Cleveland $22,012,732
7San Francisco $5,557,562
8Buffalo $3,909,465
9Chicago $3,238,162
10Honolulu $3,048,529

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.35 percent compared to last year to $1.2 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 24.45 percent compared to last year to $377.99 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 4.67 percent compared to last year to $304.95 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 11.34 percent compared to last year to $276.25 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 5.67 percent compared to last year to $181.39 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 $113.85 million, 6.5 percent, (61.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $54.86 million, 7.34 percent, (22.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $83.4 million, 22.71 percent, (9.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $6.73 million, 9.59 percent, (2.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines decreased $4.76 million, 10.74 percent, (1.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.61 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.94 billion of the $3.02 billion total.

All totaled, 77.54 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.34 billion of the $3.02 billion total