Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area exports in 2017


King County was responsible for $31.96 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, which consists of 3 counties in Washington, exported $59.01 billion in 2017. King County's total exports accounted for 54.2 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
Total exported (in millions)
Percent of total metro area exports
King County
$31,959
54.2%
Snohomish County
$24,586
41.7%
Pierce County
$2,461
4.2%

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