Houston, Texas is the biggest exporting metropolitan area in the United States. Where are they exporting goods to?
Category: International Trade and Exports
Date: 3 January 2022
Taking a look at the United States trade data with the world, and breaking it down a little more, we find that Houston, Texas is the biggest exporting metropolitan area in the United States. So how much do they export and where do they export too?
Trading Regions as classified by International Trade Administration
Below a brief summary of the exporting destinations reported on by the International Trade Administration (ITA)
- APEC - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
- ASEAN -Association of Southeast Asian Nations
- EU - European Union
- FTA Partners
- NAFTA - Mexico, Canada and USA
- OPEC - Organisation of oil producing exporting inations
- S. America
The image below shows the total dollar value of exports out of Houston Metropolitan Area over the last 6 years (2015 -2020). In 2020 the Houston Metro Area exported $104.5 million worth of goods. The biggest portion of that was exported to APEC, The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trading block. APEC consists of 21 member countries.
The image below shows a bubble chart of the table above for 2020. This helps to provide an idea of the relative size of trade with particular regions.
What exactly is being exported from Houston?
The image below shows the top 5 products being exported from the Houston Metropolitan Area. The main exports from Houston are:
- Oil & Gas
- Petroleum & Coal Products
- Computer & Electronic Products