Trade — Strategies

Competitiveness: International Exports as a Percent of GDP

Metros most successfully export goods and services which they have a comparative advantage in producing. The degree to which an area exports goods and services, relative to the size of its economy, is then a good measure of its overall competitiveness. This metric looks specifically at international exports because most of the world's economic growth will occur outside U.S. borders over the next 20 years.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 8.7% 21 Seattle 17.9% Cleveland 10.5% 21st
(no change)
2014 9.2% 21 Seattle 18.6% Nashville 11.3%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 -0.15% 11 Seattle 0.06% Jacksonville -0.12% 11th
(up from 21st)
Change in Percent 2013-14 -0.03% 21 Seattle 0.83% Sacramento 0.08%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Brookings Institution
Excel data: Competitiveness: International Exports as a Percent of GDP

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

International Exports as a Percent of GDP - 2015


International Exports as a Percent of GDP - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

International Exports as a Percent of GDP - Change in Percent 2014-2015


International Exports as a Percent of GDP - Change in Percent 2013-14


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