TRADE STATISTICS

2011 Total Merchandise Imports to Washington from World.

1

Oil & Gas

11,869

2

Transportation Equipment, incl. Aircraft

9,008

3

Computers & Electronics

5,021

4

Misc. Manufacturing Commodities

3,731

5

Chemicals

1,796

6

Apparel Manufacturing

1,467

7

Food Manufacture

1,147

8

Primary Metal Mfg

1,135

9

Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

1,009

10

Leather & Allied Products

853

11

Other

9,649

Total

46,685

*Values in millions of dollars. Source: Foreign Trade Division, US Census Bureau

 

 

 

2011 Total Merchandise Exports to World from Washington.

1

Aircraft, Engines & Parts

27,083

2

Soybeans

3,908

3

Oil & Light Oils (Not Crude)

3,260

4

Wheat

2,821

5

Corn

2,599

6

Forest Products

1,324

7

Silicon

849

8

Apples

770

9

Ferrous Waste/Scrap

759

10

Potatoes

659

11

Other

20,735

Total

64,767

*Values   in millions of dollars. Source: Foreign Trade Division, US Census Bureau

 

 

 

2011 Top 10 Countries for Exports from Washington

1

China

11,233

2

Canada

8,547

3

Japan

6,468

4

Korea, South

3,261

5

United Arab Emirates

2,753

6

Hong Kong

2079

7

United Kingdom

2,017

8

Turkey

1760

9

Australia

1,718

10

Taiwan

1,715

*Values in millions of dollars.   Source: Foreign Trade Division, US Census Bureau

2011 Top 10 Countries for Imports to Washington

1

Canada

14,081

2

China

8,744

3

Japan

5,482

4

Russia

2324

5

Taiwan

2,319

6

Korea, South

1919

7

France

1326

8

United Kingdom

1,221

9

Australia

887

10

Germany

813

*Values in millions of dollars.   Source: Foreign Trade Division, US Census Bureau

Here are some other important trade facts*:

  • Export-supported jobs linked to manufacturing account for an estimated 8.6 percent of Washington’s total private-sector employment. (2009 data)
  • 40.2% of all manufacturing workers in Washington depend on exports for their jobs. (2009 data)
  • A total of 7,963 companies exported from Washington locations in 2009.  Of those, 90 percent were small and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees.  Small and medium sized firms generated 23 percent of Washington’s total exports of merchandise. (2009 data)

Information on waterborne commercial shipping data can be found in the Transportation Resource Manual created by the Joint Transportation Committee.

Trade profiles by congressional district can be found at the Washington Council for International Trade website.

A profile of trade through Washington State can be found here.

*Prepared by the Office of Trade and Industry Information, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

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