Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro exports are most similar to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn in 2017


Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area exported $43.70 billion in 2017, $1.84 billion less than Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, 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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area, which consists of six counties, exported $45.54 billion in 2017. The U.S. metro area with the nearest export total was the eight-county Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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 $50.22 billion more than Detroit-Warren-Dearborn.

The following table shows the value of total exports for other metros with export totals similar to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn.

Rank
Metro Area
Total exported (in billions)
Difference from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (in billions)
2
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
$81.30
$35.75
3
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
$63.75
$18.21
4
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
$59
$13.46
5
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
$45.54
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6
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
$43.70
-$1.84
7
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
$34.78
-$10.76
8
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
$30.22
-$15.31

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