Michigan had the sixth-highest value of exports (scaled by GDP) in 2016 in total goods. The level of exports from Michigan exceeded the “Top Ten” average and those of all peer states except Texas.

What It Is: Total value of goods originating in a state that were shipped out of the country, as a share of total GDP.     

Why It Matters: Exports help support jobs and growth of the state economy.


Exports Trends

Exports Standings

Source: Department of Commerce (TradeStats Express) Bureau of Economic Analysis (GDP in current dollars - private Industries)