Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Oil-based pigments for paints

Oil-based pigments for paints, the No. 681 import by value totaled $13.44 million for the month of May, $81.14 million through May of 2020, and $191.11 million for all of 2019, 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$18.45 M
2China$16.07 M
3Canada$9.93 M
4Malaysia$6.78 M
5Taiwan$5.34 M
6Japan$4.67 M
7France$2.67 M
8United Kingdom$2.37 M
9India$2.1 M
10Poland$1.91 M
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U.S. imports of Oil-based pigments for paints decreased 2.82 percent through May to $81.14 million

U.S. imports of Oil-based pigments for paints decreased 2.82 percent from $83.49 million to $81.14 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 681 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 690 for the last full year with a total value of $191.11 million, a $3.77 million, 1.93 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 19.03 percent compared to last year to $13.68 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 32.16 percent compared to last year to $12.7 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 5.8 percent compared to last year to $11.92 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 21.88 percent compared to last year to $6.32 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 14.81 percent compared to last year to $5.28 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. imports from No. 1 Germany decreased $515,769, 2.72 percent, (22.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $2.01 million, 11.1 percent, (19.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $1.24 million, 11.13 percent, (12.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $388,158, 6.07 percent, (8.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $2.54 million, 90.86 percent, (6.58 percent market share).

All totaled, 69.73 percent of all these Oil-based pigments for paints imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $56.58 million of the $81.14 million total.

All totaled, 61.5 percent of all these Oil-based pigments for paints imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $49.9 million of the $81.14 million total