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Old 04-03-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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In another thread there was a discussion on trade, so I looked into it (though I've seen these before, just never made a thread on it).

The government doesn't appear to have logs for imports, otherwise I would have done a total trade volume but they do release data for exports annually. Currently the 2015 numbers aren't out yet and wont be for a few more months. The 2014 numbers are out.

Total Merchandise Export Value by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in 2014:
01. Houston: $119 Billion
02. New York: $105.3 Billion
03. Los Angeles: $75.5 Billion
04. Seattle: $61.9 Billion
05. Detroit: $50.3 Billion
06. Chicago: $47.3 Billion
07. Miami/Fort Lauderdale: $38.0 Billion
08. New Orleans: $34.9 Billion
09. Dallas/Fort Worth: $28.7 Billion
10. San Francisco/Oakland: $26.9 Billion
11. Philadelphia: $26.3 Billion
12. San Antonio: $25.8 Billion
13. Boston: $23.4 Billion
14. Cincinnati: $22.3 Billion
15. Minneapolis/Saint Paul: $21.2 Billion
16. San Jose: $21.1 Billion
17. El Paso: $20.1 Billion
18. Atlanta: $19.9 Billion
19. San Juan: $19.3 Billion
20. Portland: $18.7 Billion
21. San Diego: $18.6 Billion
22. Greenville: $15.2 Billion
23. Washington DC: $13.1 Billion
24. Charlotte: $12.9 Billion
25. Phoenix: $12.8 Billion


Top 5 Export Countries for Houston:
- Mexico: $17.4 Billion
- Canada: $14.1 Billion
- Brazil: $7.6 Billion
- China: $5.8 Billion
- the Netherlands: $5.4 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for New York:
- Hong Kong: $11.5 Billion
- Canada: $9.9 Billion
- Switzerland: $8.4 Billion
- China: $7.6 Billion
- Israel: $6.9 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for Los Angeles:
- Mexico: $16.8 Billion
- Canada: $8.3 Billion
- China: $7.2 Billion
- Japan: $5.6 Billion
- South Korea: $3.1 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for Seattle:
- China: $12.8 Billion
- Japan: $4.5 Billion
- Canada: $4.4 Billion
- Qatar: Value too suppressed
- United Arab Emirates: Value too suppressed

Top 5 Export Countries for Detroit:
- Mexico: $20.0 Billion
- Canada: $15.9 Billion
- China: $2.7 Billion
- Saudi Arabia: $1.8 Billion
- United Arab Emirates: $1.1 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for Chicago:
- Canada: $16.6 Billion
- Mexico: 7.8 Billion
- China: $2.8 Billion
- Germany: $2.1 Billion
- Japan: $1.8 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for Miami/Fort Lauderdale:
- Venezuela: $3.0 Billion
- Brazil: $2.6 Billion
- Colombia: $2.4 Billion
- Hong Kong: $2.1 Billion
- Mexico: $1.9 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for New Orleans:
- China: $5.7 Billion
- Mexico: $2.4 Billion
- France: $2.0 Billion
- Columbia: $1.9 Billion
- the Netherlands: $1.7 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:
- Mexico: $5.0 Billion
- Canada: $4.8 Billion
- China: $1.5 Billion
- Germany: $1.2 Billion
- the Netherlands: $1.1 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for San Francisco/Oakland:
- China: $2.3 Billion
- Canada: $2.3 Billion
- Japan: $2.3 Billion
- South Korea: $2.1 Billion
- Mexico: $1.6 Billion

Top 5 Export Countries for Philadelphia:
- Canada: $6.4 Billion
- Mexico: $2.8 Billion
- United Kingdom: $2.6 Billion
- Belgium: $2.0 Billion
- the Netherlands: $1.5 Billion


Trade.gov - Top 50 Metro Area Exporters

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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wow, Greenville SC representing. Higher than DC. I get all the BS that DC exports isn't worth much in terms of gdp.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:45 PM
 
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wow, Greenville SC representing. Higher than DC. I get all the BS that DC exports isn't worth much in terms of gdp.
Three letters: BMW.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Interesting that Hong Kong gets more imports from NY then LA or Seattle.
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:04 AM
 
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Interesting that Hong Kong gets more imports from NY then LA or Seattle.
New York City has strong economic ties to Hong Kong, and I imagine that would factor into it. I'm sure imports through LA's ports from these countries is far larger though. Just an assumption really.
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:43 AM
 
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Three letters: BMW.
LOL I thought it but I wasn't going to say it
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:56 AM
 
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I know El Paso is a border city but I still didn't expect it to rank this high.

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Three letters: BMW.
True. While BMW itself is in the neighboring Spartanburg MSA, Greenville has a lot of suppliers. It also ranks highly for plastics and rubber exports, with Michelin being a big part of that.

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Old 04-05-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Interesting that Hong Kong gets more imports from NY then LA or Seattle.
It isn't surprising, at least to me. New York-Hong Kong have a large trade connection, in particular with fashion and cosmetic items and other accessories.

Hong Kong is one of the world's most important and largest consumer of luxury goods (top 5 in most number of luxury stores on the planet), fashion accessories, and cosmetics. Greater New York, in particular Northern New Jersey, is one of the world's pre-eminent cosmetics manufacturers. Lots of warehouses and factories in the region are for the fashion industry; cosmetic products in particular.

http://www.manta.com/mb_45_B834C83O_...ers/new_jersey

Cosmetics Wholesale Manufacturers in Edison, New Jersey with Reviews & Ratings - YP.com

New York's most exported product is classified as "miscellaneous manufactured goods" and the bulk of those to Hong Kong are more than likely fashion accessories and cosmetics.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Interesting that Hong Kong gets more imports from NY then LA or Seattle.
Hong Kong's trade with Seattle isn't that strong. Hong Kong is a financial city, Seattle is a tech city.


NYC and San Francisco are going to be Hong Kong's largest trading partners for sure.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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NYC and San Francisco are going to be Hong Kong's largest trading partners for sure.
I don't know about imports but for exports Miami may quite possibly be 2nd or 3rd (depending on where Hong Kong would've placed for Los Angeles). Miami-Hong Kong is $2.1 Billion.

Hong Kong has adequate trade relations with Miami for much of the same reason as New York. Fashion and cosmetics manufactured products and accessories.
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