In the first three months of the year, Hong Kong received half of total U.S. gold exports.
This was an interesting change of events as Switzerland held the number one spot as the largest importer of U.S. gold during the same period in 2013.
According to the USGS Gold Mineral Industry Surveys, Hong Kong received 78 mt. (metric tons) of gold from the U.S., while Switzerland came in second at 51 mt.
If we look at the chart below, we can see the breakdown of U.S. gold exports for the first quarter of 2014: