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

Imports: Water-based paints and varnishes

Water-based paints and varnishes, the No. 600 import by value totaled $27.47 million for the month of August, $201.36 million through August of 2019, and $285.17 million 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
1Canada$90.29 M
2Sweden$23.79 M
3Germany$20.27 M
4Mexico$17.46 M
5Japan$10.13 M
6Italy$9.22 M
7United Kingdom$5.9 M
8The Netherlands$5.78 M
9France$5.42 M
10South Korea$3.16 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $201.36 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $45,049,691
2Port of Charleston $31,874,323
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $24,454,228
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $14,248,090
5Port of Newark $13,869,843
6Port Laredo $12,734,049
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,112,181
8Port of Virginia $6,704,782
9Port of Los Angeles $5,298,038
10Port of Houston $5,025,850

U.S. imports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 2.07 percent through August to $201.36 million

U.S. imports of Water-based paints and varnishes increased 2.07 percent from $197.27 million to $201.36 million through the first eight 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 600 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 610 for the last full year with a total value of $285.17 million, a $29.54 million, 11.56 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Sweden, No. 3 Germany, 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Sweden, No. 3 Germany, 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $90,290,869
2Sweden $23,790,375
3Germany $20,272,891
4Mexico $17,455,139
5Japan $10,133,920
6Italy $9,221,454
7United Kingdom $5,898,465
8The Netherlands $5,781,389
9France $5,418,105
10South Korea $3,162,827

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $31,060,386
2Charleston $11,440,723
3Laredo $7,786,218
4New York City $4,834,498
5Buffalo $4,794,669
6Atlanta/Savannah $3,959,349
7Chicago $2,322,862
8Seattle $2,072,633
9Cleveland $1,939,788
10Norfolk $1,849,525

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.96 percent compared to last year to $45.05 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 13.81 percent compared to last year to $31.87 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.07 percent compared to last year to $24.45 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 18.94 percent compared to last year to $14.25 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.59 percent compared to last year to $13.87 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 $3.17 million, 3.64 percent, (44.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Sweden increased $1.34 million, 5.95 percent, (11.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $1.7 million, 7.74 percent, (10.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $1.59 million, 8.36 percent, (8.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $2.24 million, 18.13 percent, (5.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.42 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $161.94 million of the $201.36 million total.

All totaled, 64.31 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $129.5 million of the $201.36 million total