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1,000-Word Charts: Top U.S. States and Canadian Provinces for Goods Exports

Alex Carrick
1,000-Word Charts: Top U.S. States and Canadian Provinces for Goods Exports

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘shorthand’ visualizations.

Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, almost always, is to reach a bottom line or two.

To provide additional value, ConstructConnect is now pleased to offer an ongoing series of 1,000-word charts.

These will help readers sort out the ‘big picture’ more clearly.

These 1,000-word charts look at the top U.S. states and Canadian provinces for goods exports as of March 2021.

Graph 1: The 25 Leading States for Goods Exports, Jan-Mar 2021
Ranked by $ Volume (Also Showing YTD % Changes – i.e., vs Jan-Mar 2020)

The States that lead in manufactured commodities exports are Texas (15.6% share); California (9.9%); New York (4.6%), Illinois (4.4%); and Michigan (4.2%).

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
Chart: ConstructConnect.

Graph 2: Provincial Export Sales, Jan-Mar, 2021
Ranked by $ Volume (Also Showing YTD % Changes – i.e., vs Jan-Mar 2020)

Canada's total goods exports in Jan-Mar 2021 were +5.0% vs Jan-Mar 2020.

Data source: Statistics Canada.
Chart: ConstructConnect.

Graph 3: Canada’s Key Export Product Sales by Province

B.C. has been showing the most export sales improvement among all provinces, with forestry products (+51.0% ytd) especially bullish.

Data source: Statistics Canada Table 12-10-0119-01.
Chart: ConstructConnect.


Please click on the following link to view the latest Foreign Trade charts and tables: CanaData Forecaster Charts & Tables – Foreign Trade


Alex Carrick is Chief Economist for ConstructConnect. He has delivered presentations throughout North America on the U.S., Canadian and world construction outlooks. Mr. Carrick has been with the company since 1985. Links to his numerous articles are featured on Twitter @ConstructConnx, which has 50,000 followers.

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