Wednesday, October 3, 2012
U.S. cities that send the most exports to China
U.S. exports to China were more than $100 billion last year, and the value of products being shipped there is growing fast. In 2011, crop production, computers and electronics, chemicals, and transportation equipment were the four largest U.S. exports to China.
China is the biggest receiver of U.S. goods from 28 individual states. NBC News reviewed the nine American metropolitan areas and cities that export the most goods to China, in terms of dollar amounts rather than as a percentage of total exports, so some of the cities are just top exporters in general.
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif. was number one, exporting $8 billion or 11 percent of its total exports to China. Its top export items include computers and electronic products.
The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area in New York and New Jersey sent $7.44 billion in exports to China, or 7.1 percent of its total exports. Almost 25 percent of the exports are miscellaneous manufactured commodities.
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. Area sent $6 billion in goods to China in 2011, or 14.6 percent of its total exports, much of it in transportation equipment from Boeing and others.
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Tex. exported 5.1 percent or $5.33 billion in goods to China, with petroleum and coal products its largest export.
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. came in fifth, sending $4.2 billion in exports to China, with crop production as its largest cargo.
For more of the NBC News story: bottomline.nbcnews.com
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