Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro exports are most similar to San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara in 2017

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area exported $21.57 billion in 2017, $100.99 million more than San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro area, which consists of two counties, exported $21.46 billion in 2017. The U.S. metro area with the nearest export total was the ten-county Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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 $74.30 billion more than San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

The following table shows the value of total exports for other metros with export totals similar to San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

Metro Area
Total exported (in billions)
Difference from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (in millions)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
New Orleans-Metairie, LA
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

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