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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 29 export by value totaled $828.64 million for the month of March, $2.46 billion through March of 2019, and $11.16 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1United Kingdom$622.02 M
2Hong Kong$368.01 M
3Switzerland$293.76 M
4France$154.91 M
5Italy$153.46 M
6Belgium$148.46 M
7Germany$134.59 M
8Japan$73.28 M
9The Netherlands$68.91 M
10Austria$63.73 M
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U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 20.66 percent through March to $2.46 billion

U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 20.66 percent from $3.1 billion to $2.46 billion through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 29 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 20 for the last full year with a total value of $11.16 billion, a $2.39 billion, 27.19 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 France and No. 5 Italy. 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 Hong Kong, No. 3 Switzerland, 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.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $622,021,435
2Hong Kong $368,005,728
3Switzerland $293,756,057
4France $154,911,836
5Italy $153,460,577
6Belgium $148,456,652
7Germany $134,590,945
8Japan $73,279,000
9The Netherlands $68,907,942
10Austria $63,726,303

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $2,868,080,024
2Los Angeles $237,577,999
3Miami $156,519,589
4Chicago $108,205,797
5Houston $31,766,932
6Washington, D.C. $29,839,555
7San Francisco $24,389,465
8New Orleans $22,413,807
9Boston $21,911,237
10Dallas $20,803,324

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 21.29 percent compared to last year to $1.8 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 25.55 percent compared to last year to $192.93 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 33.56 percent compared to last year to $75.41 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 32.36 percent compared to last year to $75.28 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 31.89 percent compared to last year to $49.84 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 decreased $379.71 million, 37.91 percent, (25.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong decreased $249.78 million, 40.43 percent, (14.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Switzerland decreased $36.02 million, 10.92 percent, (11.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France decreased $34.69 million, 18.3 percent, (6.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $66.19 million, 75.85 percent, (6.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.65 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.59 billion of the $2.46 billion total.

All totaled, 88.87 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $2.19 billion of the $2.46 billion total