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

Exports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 23 export by value totaled $706.32 million for the month of December, $11.16 billion through December 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$2.92 B
2Switzerland$1.93 B
3Hong Kong$1.77 B
4France$1.18 B
5Germany$578.29 M
6Italy$327.88 M
7Belgium$327.06 M
8Japan$231.81 M
9The Netherlands$225.08 M
10Luxembourg$206.85 M
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U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork increased 27.19 percent through December to $11.16 billion

U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork increased 27.19 percent from $8.77 billion to $11.16 billion in 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 December 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $2,919,866,391
2Switzerland $1,928,795,364
3Hong Kong $1,767,031,729
4France $1,182,613,678
5Germany $578,290,387
6Italy $327,879,980
7Belgium $327,058,349
8Japan $231,809,820
9The Netherlands $225,083,306
10Luxembourg $206,853,193

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $4,357,718,512
2LOS ANGELES, CA $439,597,228
3MIAMI, FL $305,078,958
4CHICAGO, IL $204,917,078
5HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $60,941,694
6WASHINGTON, DC $53,529,110
7SAVANNAH, GA $38,093,968
8BOSTON, MA $33,274,712
9NEW ORLEANS, LA $30,889,886
10CLEVELAND, OH $27,643,690

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 23.42 percent compared to last year to $8.68 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 4.01 percent compared to last year to $701.61 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 480.21 percent compared to last year to $336.38 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 7.39 percent compared to last year to $267.19 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 17.9 percent compared to last year to $206.88 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 $276.01 million, 10.44 percent, (26.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland increased $561.81 million, 41.1 percent, (17.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong increased $532.44 million, 43.13 percent, (15.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $475.04 million, 67.14 percent, (10.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $20.5 million, 3.68 percent, (5.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.08 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $8.38 billion of the $11.16 billion total.

All totaled, 91.38 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $10.2 billion of the $11.16 billion total