Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Paintings, drawings and other artwork

Paintings, drawings and other artwork, the No. 65 import by value totaled $223.35 million for the month of December, $7.89 billion through December 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

RankCountry2019
1France$2.63 B
2United Kingdom$997.31 M
3Italy$858.01 M
4Germany$714.91 M
5Spain$454.55 M
6Belgium$310.3 M
7The Netherlands$258.9 M
8India$250.93 M
9Switzerland$207.2 M
10Japan$206.08 M
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U.S. imports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 2.65 percent through December 2019 to $7.89 billion

U.S. imports of Paintings, drawings and other artwork decreased 2.65 percent from $8.11 billion to $7.89 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 65 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 63 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 December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 France, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany 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 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full 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..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 4.42 percent to $5.55 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 5.45 percent to $514 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 37.79 percent to $268.33 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 591.72 percent to $267.28 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 47.42 percent to $229.55 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 $175.03 million, 7.14 percent, (33.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $657.34 million, 39.73 percent, (12.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $333.18 million, 63.48 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $33.99 million, 4.54 percent, (9.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $7.68 million, 1.72 percent, (5.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.61 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $5.65 billion of the $7.89 billion total.

All totaled, 86.58 percent of all these Paintings, drawings and other artwork imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $6.83 billion of the $7.89 billion total.