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

Imports: Gold

Gold, the No. 9 import by value totaled $3.74 billion for the month of July, $26.61 billion through July of 2020, and $9.68 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$12.62 B
2Singapore$2.55 B
3Australia$2.31 B
4Canada$2.25 B
5Mexico$1.68 B
6Hong Kong$1.58 B
7South Africa$1.34 B
8Colombia$596 M
9United Kingdom$299.6 M
10Nicaragua$295.7 M
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U.S. imports of Gold increased 559.79 percent through July to $26.61 billion

U.S. imports of Gold increased 559.79 percent from $4.03 billion to $26.61 billion through the first seven 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 9 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 69 for the last full year with a total value of $9.68 billion, a $54.56 million, 0.57 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Peru, 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 Int’l Airport, No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M..

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 2361.04 percent compared to last year to $21.39 billion.
  • Miami Int’l Airport rose 113.08 percent compared to last year to $1.37 billion.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 16379 percent compared to last year to $780.81 million.
  • Louisville, International Airport, Ky. rose 63.3 percent compared to last year to $718.09 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 1001.58 percent compared to last year to $631.5 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 $12.53 billion, 13985 percent, (47.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Singapore increased $2.54 billion, 58339 percent, (9.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $2.31 billion, 81557 percent, (8.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $1.22 billion, 119.16 percent, (8.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $78.93 million, 4.92 percent, (6.33 percent market share).

All totaled, 80.49 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $21.42 billion of the $26.61 billion total.

All totaled, 93.52 percent of all these Gold imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $24.89 billion of the $26.61 billion total