Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals

Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals, the No. 313 import by value totaled $85.22 million for the month of February, $161.61 million through February of 2020, and $1.16 billion for all of 2019, 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$152.33 M
2Hong Kong$2.7 M
3Germany$1.76 M
4Italy$1.35 M
5France$1.01 M
6Malaysia$806,414
7China$529,826
8Japan$480,138
9United Kingdom$197,791
10Portugal$128,828
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U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals decreased 3.91 percent through February to $161.61 million

U.S. imports of Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals decreased 3.91 percent from $168.18 million to $161.61 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 313 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 334 for the last full year with a total value of $1.16 billion, a $102.16 million, 9.70 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 3 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $152,329,924
2Hong Kong $2,704,180
3Germany $1,756,323
4Italy $1,350,808
5France $1,012,257
6Malaysia $806,414
7China $529,826
8Japan $480,138
9United Kingdom $197,791
10Portugal $128,828

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $93,884,556
2Miami $16,469,717
3Dallas $5,949,196
4New Orleans $5,146,567
5Los Angeles $2,242,583
6Cleveland $1,314,251
7San Francisco $587,409
8Honolulu $393,867
9Anchorage $272,566
10U.S. Virgin Islands $150,588

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.23 percent compared to last year to $107.93 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport fell 1.74 percent compared to last year to $20.75 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.38 percent compared to last year to $9.18 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 54.66 percent compared to last year to $8.88 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 104.13 percent compared to last year to $6.73 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 $2.19 million, 1.42 percent, (94.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Hong Kong increased $1.78 million, 193.84 percent, (1.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $191,288, 9.82 percent, (1.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy decreased $884,181, 39.56 percent, (0.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France decreased $1.32 million, 56.51 percent, (0.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.48 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $159.15 million of the $161.61 million total.

All totaled, 94.97 percent of all these Wrist and pocket watches, precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $153.48 million of the $161.61 million total