Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro exports are most similar to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach in 2017

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area exported $30.23 billion in 2017, $4.55 billion less than Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area, which consists of three counties, exported $34.78 billion in 2017. The U.S. metro area with the nearest export total was the ten-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area in Texas.

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 $60.98 billion more than Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach.

The following table shows the value of total exports for other metros with export totals similar to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach.

Metro Area
Total exported (in billions)
Difference from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (in billions)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

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