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

Imports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 63 import by value totaled $416.55 million for the month of December, $8.11 billion through December of 2018, and $7.27 billion 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1France$2.45 B
2United Kingdom$1.65 B
3Germany$748.89 M
4Italy$524.83 M
5Spain$446.87 M
6Switzerland$329.12 M
7Belgium$306.75 M
8The Netherlands$289.13 M
9Russia$230.5 M
10Japan$205.15 M
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U.S. imports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork increased 11.49 percent through December to $8.11 billion

U.S. imports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork increased 11.49 percent from $7.27 billion to $8.11 billion in 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 63 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 65 for the last full year with a total value of $7.27 billion, a $619.45 million, 9.31 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 France, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Spain. 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..

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 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1France $2,451,765,787
2United Kingdom $1,654,654,361
3Germany $748,892,554
4Italy $524,834,592
5Spain $446,872,271
6Switzerland $329,120,345
7Belgium $306,746,954
8The Netherlands $289,130,390
9Russia $230,498,680
10Japan $205,154,223

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $984,398,993
2Los Angeles $163,935,828
3New Orleans $56,500,787
4Miami $46,621,213
5Chicago $34,000,775
6Dallas $33,529,347
7San Francisco $11,755,589
8Cleveland $11,436,673
9Seattle $11,215,163
10Houston $9,465,543

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 10 percent compared to last year to $5.81 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 72.98 percent compared to last year to $487.45 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 25.06 percent compared to last year to $431.35 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 161.97 percent compared to last year to $239.29 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 924.73 percent compared to last year to $162.08 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 increased $449.7 million, 22.46 percent, (30.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $451.76 million, 37.56 percent, (20.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $117.39 million, 13.55 percent, (9.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy decreased $184.72 million, 26.03 percent, (6.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $57.02 million, 14.63 percent, (5.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.87 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $5.83 billion of the $8.11 billion total.

All totaled, 87.96 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $7.13 billion of the $8.11 billion total