Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 27 export by value totaled $895.45 million for the month of December, $9.48 billion in 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

RankCountry2019
1United Kingdom$2.27 B
2Switzerland$1.48 B
3Hong Kong$1.02 B
4France$758.99 M
5Germany$612.71 M
6Belgium$502.69 M
7Italy$382.01 M
8Canada$377.35 M
9Luxembourg$356.5 M
10Japan$268.69 M
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U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 15.00 percent through December 2019 to $9.48 billion

U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 15.00 percent from $11.16 billion to $9.48 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 27 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 23 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 December of 2019 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 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $2,270,021,200
2Switzerland $1,476,357,187
3Hong Kong $1,016,426,825
4France $758,988,926
5Germany $612,709,547
6Belgium $502,688,206
7Italy $382,013,464
8Canada $377,352,479
9Luxembourg $356,496,635
10Japan $268,689,812

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 22.53 percent compared to last year to $6.73 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 7.63 percent compared to last year to $755.11 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 5.25 percent compared to last year to $318.72 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 2746.02 percent compared to last year to $295.95 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 7.03 percent compared to last year to $285.97 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 $649.85 million, 22.26 percent, (23.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland decreased $452.44 million, 23.46 percent, (15.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $750.6 million, 42.48 percent, (10.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France decreased $423.62 million, 35.82 percent, (8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $34.42 million, 5.95 percent, (6.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.69 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $6.13 billion of the $9.48 billion total.

All totaled, 88.4 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $8.38 billion of the $9.48 billion total