Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area exports in 2017


Washington County, Oregon, was responsible for $11.53 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area, according to the International Trade Administration.

The ITA promotes trade and investments in the United States through data aggregation and studies on global markets and specific U.S. regions. The agency utilizes its research to negotiate on behalf of U.S. industries and is also responsible for enforcing compliance with trade agreements.

The ITA reports trade totals for exports in the largest export metros in the U.S. The Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area, which consists of 7 counties in Oregon and Washington, exported $20.79 billion in 2017. Washington County's total exports accounted for 55.5 percent of the metro area's total exports.

The following table shows how much each of the area's counties exported in 2017.

Metro Area County
State
Total exported (in millions)
Percent of total metro area exports
Washington County
Oregon
$11,532
55.5%
Multnomah County
Oregon
$4,703
22.6%
Clark County
Washington
$2,835
13.6%
Clackamas County
Oregon
$1,296
6.2%
Yamhill County
Oregon
$290
1.4%
Columbia County
Oregon
$126
0.6%
Skamania County
Washington
$3
less then 0.1%

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