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

Imports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 78 import by value totaled $362.46 million for the month of March, $1.48 billion through March of 2019, and $8.11 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1France$475.28 M
2United Kingdom$262.81 M
3Italy$175.63 M
4Germany$147.8 M
5Japan$59.72 M
6Belgium$40.47 M
7Spain$32.73 M
8The Netherlands$31.5 M
9Mexico$30.56 M
10Switzerland$29.21 M
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U.S. imports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 5.56 percent through March to $1.48 billion

U.S. imports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 5.56 percent from $1.56 billion to $1.48 billion through the first three 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 78 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 73 for the last full year with a total value of $8.11 billion, a $835.53 million, 11.49 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 France, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 France, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1France $475,278,988
2United Kingdom $262,807,147
3Italy $175,634,969
4Germany $147,796,112
5Japan $59,715,677
6Belgium $40,468,997
7Spain $32,734,215
8The Netherlands $31,495,690
9Mexico $30,555,115
10Switzerland $29,207,283

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $1,400,499,379
2Miami $411,187,042
3Los Angeles $198,527,009
4New Orleans $69,517,622
5Chicago $48,729,386
6Washington, D.C. $38,403,722
7Dallas $34,672,684
8Cleveland $19,623,640
9Seattle $15,689,438
10San Francisco $14,184,148

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 9.34 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 36.29 percent compared to last year to $106.28 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2020.61 percent compared to last year to $97.02 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 23.41 percent compared to last year to $37.54 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 13.99 percent compared to last year to $30.62 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 France decreased $67.43 million, 12.42 percent, (32.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $1.59 million, 0.61 percent, (17.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $62.14 million, 54.75 percent, (11.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $8.07 million, 5.78 percent, (10.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $28.57 million, 91.76 percent, (4.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.93 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.12 billion of the $1.48 billion total.

All totaled, 87.06 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $1.29 billion of the $1.48 billion total