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

Exports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 27 export by value totaled $572.26 million for the month of July, $5.83 billion through July 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$1.39 B
2Switzerland$1.06 B
3Hong Kong$731.94 M
4France$395.8 M
5Germany$376.81 M
6Belgium$316.63 M
7Italy$273.27 M
8Luxembourg$258.43 M
9Japan$193.64 M
10The Netherlands$98.86 M
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U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 15.51 percent through July to $5.83 billion

U.S. exports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 15.51 percent from $6.9 billion to $5.83 billion through the first seven 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 27 through July 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 July 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $1,394,027,686
2Switzerland $1,057,798,064
3Hong Kong $731,943,603
4France $395,800,785
5Germany $376,811,659
6Belgium $316,631,804
7Italy $273,266,044
8Luxembourg $258,433,924
9Japan $193,640,058
10The Netherlands $98,860,699

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 16.94 percent compared to last year to $4.45 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 4.67 percent compared to last year to $474.58 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 34.68 percent compared to last year to $132.22 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 24.36 percent compared to last year to $131.54 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.34 percent compared to last year to $124.7 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 $406.31 million, 22.57 percent, (23.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Switzerland decreased $258.09 million, 19.61 percent, (18.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $251.15 million, 25.55 percent, (12.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France decreased $461.82 million, 53.85 percent, (6.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $65.93 million, 21.21 percent, (6.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.87 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $3.96 billion of the $5.83 billion total.

All totaled, 91.14 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $5.31 billion of the $5.83 billion total