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

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals, the No. 148 import by value totaled $266.87 million for the month of July, $1.72 billion through July 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

RankCountryYTD
1Switzerland$1.12 B
2Japan$365.91 M
3China$130.84 M
4Thailand$37.02 M
5Philippines$18.1 M
6Germany$13.08 M
7Malaysia$6.3 M
8Hong Kong$6.02 M
9Singapore$4.37 M
10Italy$2.71 M
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals increased 0.44 percent through July to $1.72 billion

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals increased 0.44 percent from $1.71 billion to $1.72 billion through the first seven 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 148 through July 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 July 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 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

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 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $1,123,480,316
2Japan $365,910,920
3China $130,835,573
4Thailand $37,019,001
5Philippines $18,095,262
6Germany $13,075,124
7Malaysia $6,296,087
8Hong Kong $6,023,296
9Singapore $4,368,738
10Italy $2,711,536

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $521,970,948
2Los Angeles $153,069,061
3Miami $113,213,801
4Dallas $95,319,976
5New Orleans $32,942,662
6Cleveland $29,934,745
7San Francisco $8,554,877
8Chicago $4,941,057
9Honolulu $4,925,973
10Buffalo $4,069,675

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 4.16 percent compared to last year to $704.64 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 11.31 percent compared to last year to $225.58 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 66.84 percent compared to last year to $180.16 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.85 percent compared to last year to $154.73 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 17.74 percent compared to last year to $128.61 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 $51.77 million, 4.83 percent, (65.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $26.68 million, 6.8 percent, (21.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $23.36 million, 15.15 percent, (7.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $3.07 million, 9.04 percent, (2.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines decreased $1.62 million, 8.21 percent, (1.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.43 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.68 billion of the $1.72 billion total.

All totaled, 81.06 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, not precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.39 billion of the $1.72 billion total