Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Gold

Gold, the No. 48 import by value totaled $1.98 billion for the month of December, $9.68 billion through December of 2019, and $9.63 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
1Mexico$2.95 B
2Canada$2.52 B
3Switzerland$1.21 B
4Colombia$534.02 M
5Nicaragua$471.44 M
6Peru$471.22 M
7Russia$197.82 M
8Ecuador$162.57 M
9Argentina$157.7 M
10Dominican Republic$143.03 M
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U.S. imports of Gold increased 0.57 percent through December 2019 to $9.68 billion

U.S. imports of Gold increased 0.57 percent from $9.63 billion to $9.68 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 48 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 49 for the last full year with a total value of $9.63 billion, a $1.44 billion, 13.02 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Nicaragua. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Peru, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 3 Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M..

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 159.5 percent to $3.68 billion.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah fell 1.58 percent to $1.42 billion.
  • Miami International Airport fell 39.84 percent to $1.34 billion.
  • Louisville, International Airport, Ky. rose 128.21 percent to $895.16 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 67.11 percent to $605.93 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 Mexico decreased $218.06 million, 6.89 percent, (30.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $829.29 million, 49.16 percent, (25.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Switzerland increased $967.93 million, 398.65 percent, (12.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia decreased $81.84 million, 13.29 percent, (5.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Nicaragua increased $114.96 million, 32.25 percent, (4.87 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.32 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $7.68 billion of the $9.68 billion total.

All totaled, 81.94 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $7.93 billion of the $9.68 billion total.