NAICS Code 325510 Description

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) mixing pigments, solvents, and binders into paints and other coatings, such as stains, varnishes, lacquers, enamels, shellacs, and water repellant coatings for concrete and masonry, and/or (2) manufacturing allied paint products, such as putties, paint and varnish removers, paint brush cleaners, and frit.

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NAICS Code 325510 - Paint and Coating Manufacturing is a final level code of the “Manufacturing” Sector. There are 766 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 37,748 people.

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Maximum 1,000 Employees

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Industry Examples of NAICS 325510

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 325510 - Paint and Coating Manufacturing are:

  • Architectural coatings (i.e., paint) manufacturing
  • Calcimines manufacturing
  • Dispersions, pigment, manufacturing
  • Dopes, paint, and laquer, manufacturing
  • Driers, paint and varnish, manufacturing
  • Enamel paints manufacturing
  • Epoxy coatings made from purchased resins
  • Fillers, wood (e.g., dry, liquid, paste), manufacturing
  • Frit manufacturing
  • Glaziers' putty manufacturing
  • Industrial product finishes and coatings (i.e., paint) manufacturing
  • Lacquers manufacturing
  • Latex paint (i.e., water based) manufacturing
  • Marine paints manufacturing
  • Motor vehicle paints manufacturing
  • Paint and varnish removers manufacturing
  • Paint thinner and reducer preparations manufacturing
  • Paintbrush cleaners manufacturing
  • Paints (except artist's) manufacturing
  • Paints, emulsion (i.e., latex paint), manufacturing
  • Paints, oil and alkyd vehicle, manufacturing
  • Plastic wood fillers manufacturing
  • Plastisol coating compounds manufacturing
  • Polyurethane coatings manufacturing
  • Powder coatings manufacturing
  • Primers, paint, manufacturing
  • Shellac manufacturing
  • Stains (except biological) manufacturing
  • Varnishes manufacturing
  • Water-repellent coatings for wood, concrete and masonry manufacturing
  • Wood fillers manufacturing

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USA Import, Export, and Balance of Trade

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

Canada $389,359,678
Germany $151,804,536
Japan $132,129,080
Mexico $89,753,809
Korea, South $58,393,048

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Canada $1,143,219,742
Mexico $711,378,236
China $150,107,131
Japan $63,865,030
Korea, South $53,753,732

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Canada $753,860,064
Mexico $621,624,427
China $96,448,149
Singapore $35,150,037
Brazil $29,751,595

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

Germany -$109,692,045
Japan -$68,264,050
Sweden -$29,594,812
Liechtenstein -$27,966,169
Italy -$25,640,400

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 325510 is $1,207,023,471. Canada, Germany, and Japan accounted for the top imports of Paints & Coatings in 2018.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $2,883,204,245. Canada, Mexico, and China accounted for the top exports of Paints & Coatings in 2018.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA size standard for NAICS 325510?

    Businesses up to 1,000 Employees in size are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 325510?

    There are 766 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 325510?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Paint and Coating Manufacturing was $27,599,514,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 325510?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Paint and Coating Manufacturing was $2,456,432,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 325510?

    The number of reported paid employees is 37,748.