Washington export activity

Value of Washington exports

2018 ($ Millions)

Industry Value
Total all Industries $77,700
Civilian Aircraft, Engines & Parts $41,796
Corn (Maize), Other than Seed Corn $3,697
Soybeans, Nesoi $2,438
Wheat and Meslin, Nesoi $2,039
Petrol Oil Bitum Mineral $1,229
Ultrasonic Scanning Apparatus $871
Potatoes, Prepared etc., No Vinegar etc., Frozen $798
Apples, Fresh $760
Flours and Meals of Soybeans $705
LT Oils, Preps GT=70% Petroleum/Bitumen $557

1997 to 2018
Inflation-Adjusted to 2018 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 53.8 percent of Washington exports in 2018.
  • Washington has consistently ranked in the top states in exports during the last decade, and in 2018 ranked 4th in total value of exports behind Texas, New York and California.

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Last modified: May 22, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov