Arizona and Phoenix MSA’s Export Economy

Arizona has a strong export economy, with the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) accounting for 67% of the state’s exports.

An overview of exports for Arizona and the Phoenix MSA are provided in this infographic.

Arizona and Phoenix MSA’s Export Economy infographic

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In 2018, the Phoenix MSA ranked 23rd out of 384 metropolitan areas in the United States for total exports, up from ranking 28th in 2010. The total value of Arizona’s exports in 2018 was $22.5 billion, and $13.6 billion for the Phoenix MSA. The top 3 countries Arizona and the Phoenix MSA exported to were Mexico, Canada, and China. The map below shows the top 5 countries the Phoenix MSA exported to in 2018.

Top 5 Countries Phoenix MSA exported to in 2017

The Phoenix MSA’s exports have grown 46% from 2010 to 2018. This is slightly higher than the state’s 43% growth in exports since 2010. The Phoenix MSA contributes 41% of its exports to Free Trade Agreement Markets.

Phoenix MSA Total Exports by Year

The top export from Phoenix MSA is semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing, valued at $2.9 billion, followed by $2.1 billion of aerospace products and parts manufacturing exports. The graphic below shows the Phoenix MSA’s Top 10 Exports.

Top 10 Exports from Phoenix MSA

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