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

Imports: Water-based paints and varnishes

Water-based paints and varnishes, the No. 612 import by value totaled $25.36 million for the month of October, $245.38 million through October of 2018, and $255.63 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$108.64 M
2Germany$28.62 M
3Sweden$27.1 M
4Mexico$24.19 M
5Japan$14.74 M
6Italy$9.53 M
7France$6.18 M
8The Netherlands$5.69 M
9United Kingdom$4.03 M
10South Korea$3.75 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $245.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $58,461,353
2Port of Charleston $34,671,883
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $28,409,224
4Port Laredo $16,880,167
5Port of Newark $16,499,397
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $14,563,745
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $11,021,965
8Port of Virginia $8,558,098
9Brownsville International Bridges $6,771,492
10Port of Los Angeles $5,243,278

U.S. imports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 14.02 percent through October to $245.38 million

U.S. imports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 14.02 percent from $215.2 million to $245.38 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 612 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 619 for the last full year with a total value of $255.63 million, a $22.55 million, 9.67 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $108,639,131
2Germany $28,624,826
3Sweden $27,096,454
4Mexico $24,188,102
5Japan $14,739,466
6Italy $9,530,478
7France $6,184,334
8The Netherlands $5,692,564
9United Kingdom $4,034,287
10South Korea $3,751,740

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $16,948,029
2Charleston $6,516,379
3Laredo $4,279,830
4New York City $2,842,487
5Buffalo $2,602,817
6Atlanta/Savannah $1,951,760
7Norfolk $1,104,809
8Chicago $1,015,605
9Cleveland $960,452
10Seattle $916,295

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 27.36 percent compared to last year to $58.46 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 12.77 percent compared to last year to $34.67 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 8.42 percent compared to last year to $28.41 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 23.16 percent compared to last year to $16.88 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 4.61 percent compared to last year to $16.5 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 Canada increased $12.98 million, 13.57 percent, (44.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $6.19 million, 27.6 percent, (11.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden increased $1.61 million, 6.32 percent, (11.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $4.5 million, 15.68 percent, (9.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $2.7 million, 22.46 percent, (6.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.85 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $203.29 million of the $245.38 million total.

All totaled, 63.14 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $154.92 million of the $245.38 million total