Washington export activity

Value of Washington exports

2022 ($ Millions)

Industry Value
Total all Industries $61,209
Transportation Equipment $21,414
Agricultural Products $12,791
Food & Kindred Products $4,799
Wheat and Meslin, Nesoi Corn (Maize), Other than Seed CornCorn (Maize), Other than Seed CornvvvComputer & Electronic Products $4,321
Petroleum & Coal Products $3,050
Machinery, Except Electrical $2,765
Chemicals $1,362
Electrical Equipment $1,202
Other Special Cassification $1,038
Fish, fresh/chilled/frozen & other Marine Products $1,003

1997 to 2023
Inflation-Adjusted to 2023 Dollars

  • Between 1997 and 2005, Washington exports averaged of $40 billion of goods per year.
  • Between 2004 and 2008, total exports jumped from $34 billion to $55 billion due largely to a doubling of transportation equipment exports. The leveling off in 2008 was a result of a disruption in aircraft orders due to a protracted labor/management dispute. The slowdown in 2009 exports was due to the global recession.
  • Transportation equipment, primarily aircraft and parts, accounted for over 35.0% of Washington exports in 2023. Aircraft typically accounts for over 40% of Washington exports, but the pandemic decline in air travel, and the 737 Max difficulties, resulted in a significant decline in Washington aircraft deliveries in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
  • Washington has consistently ranked in the top five states in exports during the last decade, and in 2023 ranked 8th in total value of exports behind Texas, California, Louisiana, New York, Illinois, and Michigan.

Data source:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Friday, May 17, 2024
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