The United States alone imports 59% of all valuables, net. The second biggest net importer, Italy, imports about a tenth of the US$ value of imports to the United States. The third biggest importer of valuables, the United Arab Emirates, imports only two thirds of the valuables (US$ net) that Italy imports.
The United Arab Emirates has the highest per person spending on net valuable imports (US$). This is US$1270 per person. One reason that this territory can afford high net imports of valuables is because of its ‘liquid gold’ - petroleum. Despite exporting diamonds and platinum, South Africa is a high net importer of valuables.