Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Water-based paints and varnishes

Water-based paints and varnishes, the No. 612 import by value totaled $19.56 million for the month of May, $104.77 million through May of 2020, and $293.02 million for all of 2019, 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$42.28 M
2Sweden$17.34 M
3Germany$13.42 M
4Mexico$7.2 M
5Italy$5.38 M
6Japan$5.26 M
7The Netherlands$3.23 M
8United Kingdom$2.64 M
9South Korea$2.52 M
10France$1.51 M
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U.S. imports of Water-based paints and varnishes decreased 15.10 percent through May to $104.77 million

U.S. imports of Water-based paints and varnishes decreased 15.10 percent from $123.4 million to $104.77 million through the first five months of 2020 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 May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 601 for the last full year with a total value of $293.02 million, a $7.85 million, 2.75 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 19.95 percent compared to last year to $22.18 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 25.52 percent compared to last year to $20.85 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 36.64 percent compared to last year to $10.36 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 14.2 percent compared to last year to $6.95 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 12.59 percent compared to last year to $6.77 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 decreased $13.84 million, 24.66 percent, (40.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Sweden increased $3.22 million, 22.83 percent, (16.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $2.25 million, 20.18 percent, (12.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $3.91 million, 35.17 percent, (6.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $137,019, 2.61 percent, (5.13 percent market share).

All totaled, 81.72 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $85.62 million of the $104.77 million total.

All totaled, 64.07 percent of all these Water-based paints and varnishes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $67.12 million of the $104.77 million total