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

Exports: Water-based paints and varnishes

Water-based paints and varnishes, the No. 277 export by value totaled $75 million for the month of October, $751.52 million through October of 2018, and $849.54 million 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
1Canada$425.37 M
2Mexico$169.36 M
3China$29.21 M
4Bahamas$8.27 M
5Chile$6.97 M
6Japan$6.33 M
7South Korea$6.09 M
8Australia$5.63 M
9India$4.18 M
10Hong Kong$4.1 M
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U.S. exports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 4.05 percent through October to $751.52 million

U.S. exports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 4.05 percent from $722.25 million to $751.52 million through the first 10 months of 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 277 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 273 for the last full year with a total value of $849.54 million, a $3.34 million, 0.39 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $425,372,306
2Mexico $169,363,674
3China $29,207,170
4Bahamas $8,272,304
5Chile $6,965,898
6Japan $6,328,268
7South Korea $6,092,228
8Australia $5,632,357
9India $4,183,761
10Hong Kong $4,097,080

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $28,118,838
2Laredo $23,592,708
3Buffalo $15,249,714
4Seattle $11,098,650
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,651,414
6Low Value Shipments $7,425,767
7Los Angeles $5,965,763
8Miami $5,731,276
9El Paso $3,788,871
10New York City $3,693,772

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 17.68 percent compared to last year to $100.94 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 14.41 percent compared to last year to $98.11 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 1.13 percent compared to last year to $87.74 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 23.05 percent compared to last year to $52.41 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 14.13 percent compared to last year to $46.74 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 $4.5 million, 1.07 percent, (56.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $27.01 million, 18.97 percent, (22.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $2.7 million, 10.17 percent, (3.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas increased $620,563, 8.11 percent, (1.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Chile decreased $764,474, 9.89 percent, (0.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.05 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $639.18 million of the $751.52 million total.

All totaled, 51.36 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $385.95 million of the $751.52 million total