Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro exports are most similar to New York-Newark-Jersey City in 2017


Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area exported $95.76 billion in 2017, $14.46 billion more than New York-Newark-Jersey City, according to the International Trade Administration.

The ITA promotes trade and investments in the United States through data aggregation and studies on global markets and specific U.S. regions. The agency utilizes its research to negotiate on behalf of U.S. industries and is also responsible for enforcing compliance with trade agreements.

The ITA reports trade totals for exports in the largest export metros in the U.S. The New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area, which consists of ten counties, exported $81.30 billion in 2017. The U.S. metro area with the nearest export total was the nine-county Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area in Texas.

The metro area responsible for the most exports in the U.S. was Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, a nine-county metro area in Texas. It exported $95.76 billion in 2017, or $14.46 billion more than New York-Newark-Jersey City.

The following table shows the value of total exports for other metros with export totals similar to New York-Newark-Jersey City.

Rank
Metro Area
Total exported (in billions)
Difference from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (in billions)
1
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
$95.76
$14.45
2
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
$81.30
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3
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
$63.75
-$17.54
4
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
$59
-$22.29
5
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
$45.54
-$35.75
6
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
$43.70
-$37.60
7
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
$34.78
-$46.52

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