California

State in United States

Exports (2019): $173B, Rnk 2/53

Top Destination (2019): $27.8B, Mexico

Top Export (2019): $8.04B, Aircraft parts nes

Imports (2019): $408B, Rnk 1/53

Top Origin (2019): $129B, China

Top Import (2019): $25B, Medium Sized Cars

Economic Complexity (2019): 0.16, Rnk 39 / 53

Exports: In 2019, United States' California exported $173B, making it the 2nd largest exporter out of the 53 exporters in United States. In 2019 the top exports of California were Aircraft parts nes ($8.04B), Vehicles; with only electric motor for... ($7.14B), Diamonds (jewellery) worked but not mounted... ($4.58B), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($4.28B), and Almonds,fresh or dried, shelled ($3.63B).

Imports: In 2019, United States' California imported $408B, making it the 1st largest importer out of the 53 importers in United States. In 2019 top imports of California were Medium Sized Cars ($25B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($20.3B), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... ($15.1B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... ($11.8B), and Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($11.6B).

Economic Complexity: In 2019, the highest complexity exports of California according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.43), Photographic Chemicals (2.17), Silicone (1.81), and Chemical Analysis Instruments (1.78). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2019): Mexico, $27.8B

Top Product (2019): Aircraft parts nes, $8.04B

In 2019 the top export destinations of California were Mexico ($27.8B), Canada ($16.6B), China ($15.9B), Japan ($11.8B), and South Korea ($9.16B).

In 2019 the top exports of California were Aircraft parts nes ($8.04B), Vehicles; with only electric motor for... ($7.14B), Diamonds (jewellery) worked but not mounted... ($4.58B), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($4.28B), and Almonds,fresh or dried, shelled ($3.63B).

Export Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (May 2019 - May 2020)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (May 2019 - May 2020)

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Top Origin (2019): China, $129B

Top Import (2019): Medium Sized Cars, $25B

In 2019 the top import origins of California were China ($129B), Mexico ($46.7B), Canada ($26.9B), Japan ($25.1B), and Taiwan ($18.8B).

In 2019 the top imports of California were Medium Sized Cars ($25B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($20.3B), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... ($15.1B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... ($11.8B), and Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... ($11.6B).

Import Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (May 2019 - May 2020)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (May 2019 - May 2020)

Comparison in Time

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This section shows differences between total trade from California throughout time.

Comparison Map

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The states and territories of United States with the highest exports in 2019 were Texas ($330B), California ($173B), New York ($73B), Louisiana ($63.5B), and Washington ($60B)

The states and territories of United States with the highest imports in 2019 were California ($408B), Texas ($294B), Illinois ($164B), Michigan ($142B), and New York ($131B)

This section shows forecasts for total exports and imports from California. The forecast is based in a Long Short-Term Memory Model constructed using monthly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of United States

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California ranks 39th out of the 53 states and territories in United States according to ECI.

Estimated using exports data.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were California already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photo Lab Equipment (0.3), Blown Glass (0.29), Photographic Film (0.29), Gas Turbines (0.29), and Artificial Filament Tow (0.29).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of California according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.43), Photographic Chemicals (2.17), Silicone (1.81), and Chemical Analysis Instruments (1.78). 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 Other Nuts (43.8), Borates (30.9), Forage Crops (21), Developed Exposed Photographic Material (13.7), and Other Nickel Products (11.3).

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 California 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  California. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that California 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.