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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 23 export by value totaled $991.84 million for the month of October, $9.67 billion through October of 2018, and $8.77 billion for all of 2017, 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1United Kingdom$2.58 B
2Switzerland$1.73 B
3Hong Kong$1.53 B
4France$1.09 B
5Germany$455.96 M
6Belgium$276.42 M
7Italy$269.81 M
8The Netherlands$191.17 M
9Japan$188.59 M
10South Korea$147.19 M
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U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork increased 31.09 percent through October to $9.67 billion

U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork increased 31.09 percent from $7.37 billion to $9.67 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 23 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 29 for the last full year with a total value of $8.77 billion, a $521.74 million, 6.32 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $2,583,759,222
2Switzerland $1,734,134,342
3Hong Kong $1,526,491,177
4France $1,088,253,150
5Germany $455,956,121
6Belgium $276,419,378
7Italy $269,812,308
8The Netherlands $191,166,897
9Japan $188,592,866
10South Korea $147,188,891

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $1,614,007,526
2Los Angeles $194,619,173
3Chicago $92,629,120
4Miami $79,415,627
5Houston $30,106,592
6Washington, D.C. $26,198,555
7San Francisco $12,750,333
8Dallas $11,952,893
9New Orleans $11,810,255
10Boston $10,757,859

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 25.35 percent compared to last year to $7.46 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 3.05 percent compared to last year to $658.93 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 489.23 percent compared to last year to $320.8 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 42.38 percent compared to last year to $211.87 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 32.16 percent compared to last year to $180.07 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. exports to No. 1 United Kingdom increased $311.54 million, 13.71 percent, (26.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $634.66 million, 57.72 percent, (17.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong increased $474.53 million, 45.11 percent, (15.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $502.07 million, 85.65 percent, (11.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $3.75 million, 0.83 percent, (4.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.44 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $7.39 billion of the $9.67 billion total.

All totaled, 91.34 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $8.83 billion of the $9.67 billion total