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  Which U.S. States Are Most & Least Vulnerable to a Trade War?  
  Lorimer Wilson on 2018-04-08 14:02:59.0 - A Site For Sore Eyes & Inquisitive Minds

…Any…impending trade war would pose the largest direct risk to states that are dependent oncontainer-ship buying and selling goods on international markets. Today's visualization comes to us from, and it shows every U.S. state and district organized by GDP size, as well as percentage of GDP resulting from international trade.

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The States Most at Risk

Here are the 10 states most reliant on international trade:

RankStateGDP (2017)Exports + Imports (2017)Trade (% of GDP)
#1Michigan$515 billion$200 billion38.9%
#2Louisiana$243 billion$94 billion38.7%
#3Kentucky$204 billion$78 billion38.1%
#4Tennessee$345 billion$112 billion32.6%
#5South Carolina$219 billion$70 billion31.9%
#6Texas$1,692 billion$527 billion31.2%
#7Indiana$360 billion$92 billion25.7%
#8Washington$503 billion$127 billion25.3%
#9New Jersey$589 billion$147 billion25%
#10Illinois$818 billion$201 billion24.6%

The Lowest Risk States

On the flipside, here are the states or districts with less to lose in the event of a trade war.

RankState (or District)GDP (2017)Exports + Imports (2017)Trade (% of GDP)
#51District of Columbia$132 billion$2 billion1.5%
#50Wyoming$41 billion$2 billion5.0%
#49South Dakota$49 billion$3 billion5.1%
#48Hawaii$88 billion$5 billion5.4%
#47New Mexico$98 billion$6 billion6.0%
#46Oklahoma$190 billion$15 billion8.0%
#45Colorado$341 billion$28 billion8.1%
#44Virginia$511 billion$46 billion8.9%
#43Nebraska$119 billion$11 billion9.1%
#42Maine$61 billion$6 billion9.7%

Want to see more on international trade? See the numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship in this infographic.

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