Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Los Angeles, CA, including export and import data.

Exports In 2020, United States' Los Angeles, Ca exported $107B, making it the 5th largest exporter out of the 43 exporters in United States. In 2020 the top exports of Los Angeles, Ca were Aircraft parts nes ($5.29B), Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... ($2.98B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... ($2.76B), Cotton, not carded or combed ($2.51B), and Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($1.53B).

Imports In 2020, United States' Los Angeles, Ca imported $298B, making it the 1st largest importer out of the 43 importers in United States. In 2020 top imports of Los Angeles, Ca were Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... ($13.8B), Made up articles (textile) nes, textile... ($8.98B), Medium Sized Cars ($7.96B), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($7.5B), and Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($6.23B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Los Angeles, Ca according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.81), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.32), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.2), Photographic Film (1.96), and Other Measuring Instruments (1.86). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Yearly Exports

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Top Destination (2020): China, $23B

Top Product (2020): Aircraft parts nes, $5.29B

In 2020 the top export destinations of Los Angeles, Ca were China ($23B), Japan ($12.4B), South Korea ($9.96B), Australia ($6.93B), and Taiwan ($5.74B).

In 2020 the top exports of Los Angeles, Ca were Aircraft parts nes ($5.29B), Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... ($2.98B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... ($2.76B), Cotton, not carded or combed ($2.51B), and Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($1.53B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Yearly Imports

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Top Origin (2020): China, $135B

Top Import (2020): Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing..., $13.8B

In 2020 the top import origins of Los Angeles, Ca were China ($135B), Vietnam ($26.1B), Japan ($21.4B), Taiwan ($15.5B), and South Korea ($15.4B).

In 2020 the top imports of Los Angeles, Ca were Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... ($13.8B), Made up articles (textile) nes, textile... ($8.98B), Medium Sized Cars ($7.96B), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($7.5B), and Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($6.23B).

Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of United States

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Economic Complexity (2020): 0.32

Los Angeles, Ca ranks 17th out of the 43 districts in United States according to ECI.

The Economic Complexity Index, or ECI, is a measure of an economy’s capacity which can be inferred from data connecting locations to the activities that are present in them. For more info about Economic Complexity, visit the Economic Complexity page.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Los Angeles, Ca already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photo Lab Equipment (0.4), Aircraft Launch Gear (0.4), Photographic Plates (0.39), Artificial Filament Tow (0.39), and Horses (0.38).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Los Angeles, Ca according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.81), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.32), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.2), Photographic Film (1.96), and Other Measuring Instruments (1.86). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Borates (45.9), Forage Crops (42.0), Raw Cotton (28.2), Other Nuts (17.5), and Developed Exposed Photographic Material (16.7).

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since Los Angeles, Ca is more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of  Los Angeles, Ca. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Los Angeles, Ca exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a territory's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.