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

Exports: Water-based paints and varnishes

Water-based paints and varnishes, the No. 258 export by value totaled $91.92 million for the month of August, $636.15 million through August of 2019, and $880.94 million 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
1Canada$355.71 M
2Mexico$155.62 M
3China$17.71 M
4Bahamas$5.84 M
5Japan$5.6 M
6Chile$5.09 M
7South Korea$4.46 M
8Australia$4.23 M
9United Kingdom$4.18 M
10Trinidad and Tobago$3.7 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $636.15 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $93,943,957
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $89,248,638
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $80,232,536
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $37,671,273
5Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $36,469,699
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $34,631,351
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $25,072,526
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $20,761,372
9Port of New York $14,570,260
10Port of Los Angeles $14,064,095

U.S. exports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 5.59 percent through August to $636.15 million

U.S. exports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 5.59 percent from $602.47 million to $636.15 million through the first eight 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 258 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 277 for the last full year with a total value of $880.94 million, a $31.41 million, 3.70 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $355,713,020
2Mexico $155,615,443
3China $17,711,177
4Bahamas $5,838,942
5Japan $5,597,773
6Chile $5,094,840
7South Korea $4,460,229
8Australia $4,225,524
9United Kingdom $4,181,484
10Trinidad and Tobago $3,702,840

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $51,242,962
2Detroit $49,871,459
3Buffalo $30,030,424
4Seattle $19,725,202
5Low Value Shipments $13,833,681
6Los Angeles $13,785,389
7Miami $13,621,136
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $12,909,216
9New York City $8,175,902
10San Diego $7,029,815

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 23.57 percent compared to last year to $93.94 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 12.23 percent compared to last year to $89.25 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 12.74 percent compared to last year to $80.23 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 6.12 percent compared to last year to $37.67 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 5.86 percent compared to last year to $36.47 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 Canada increased $7.69 million, 2.21 percent, (55.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $23.87 million, 18.12 percent, (24.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $5.28 million, 22.95 percent, (2.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas decreased $722,597, 11.01 percent, (0.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $400,677, 7.71 percent, (0.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.96 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $540.48 million of the $636.15 million total.

All totaled, 53.06 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $337.57 million of the $636.15 million total