New Orleans-Metairie metro exports are most similar to Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro in 2017

New Orleans-Metairie metro area exported $21.17 billion in 2017, $379.04 million more than Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, 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 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area, which consists of seven counties, exported $20.79 billion in 2017. The U.S. metro area with the nearest export total was the six-county New Orleans-Metairie metro area in Louisiana.

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 $74.97 billion more than Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro.

The following table shows the value of total exports for other metros with export totals similar to Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro.

Metro Area
Total exported (in billions)
Difference from New Orleans-Metairie, LA (in millions)
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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

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