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Washington export activity

Value of Washington exports

2020 ($ Millions)

Industry Value
Total all Industries $41,281
Civilian Aircraft, Engines & Parts $8,001
Soybeans, Other than Seed $5,372
Wheat and Meslin, Nesoi Corn (Maize), Other than Seed CornCorn (Maize), Other than Seed CornvvvWheat and Meslin, Not Duram, Other than Seed $2,635
Corn (Maize), Other than Seed Corn $1,700
Petroleum Oils, Oils from Bituminous Minerals $908
Flours and Meals of Soybeans $885
Ultrasonic Scanning Apparatus $866
Potatoes, Including French Fries, Prepared or Pres $784
Apples, Fresh $637
Forage Products, NESOI, Including Rutabagas $488

1997 to 2020
Inflation-Adjusted to 2020 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 19.4% of Washington exports in 2020. Aircraft typically accounts for over 40% of Washington exports, bu the pandemic decline in air travel, and the 737 Max difficulties, resulted in a significant decline in Washington aircraft deliveries in 2020.
  • Washington has consistently ranked in the top five states in exports during the last decade, and in 2020 ranked 9th in total value of exports behind Texas, California, New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, Ohio and Michigan.

Data source:

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

Last updated
Friday, July 2, 2021
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