Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area exports in 2017


Wayne County was responsible for $22.33 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area, 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 6 counties in Michigan, exported $45.54 billion in 2017. Wayne County's total exports accounted for 49 percent of the metro area's total exports.

The following table shows how much each of the area's counties exported in 2017.

Metro Area County
Total exported (in millions)
Percent of total metro area exports
Wayne County
$22,329
49%
Oakland County
$14,418
31.7%
Macomb County
$7,107
15.6%
St. Clair County
$831
1.8%
Livingston County
$676
1.5%
Lapeer County
$178
0.4%

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