Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area exports in 2017


Middlesex County was responsible for $9.21 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, which consists of 7 counties in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, exported $23.12 billion in 2017. Middlesex County's total exports accounted for 39.8 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
Middlesex County
Massachusetts
$9,207
39.8%
Essex County
Massachusetts
$5,790
25%
Norfolk County
Massachusetts
$3,387
14.7%
Rockingham County
New Hampshire
$1,982
8.6%
Plymouth County
Massachusetts
$1,372
5.9%
Suffolk County
Massachusetts
$1,043
4.5%
Strafford County
New Hampshire
$332
1.4%

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