Kentucky

State in United States

Exports (2019): $33B, Rnk 16/53

Top Destination (2019): $7.77B, Canada

Top Export (2019): $14.6B, Aircraft parts nes

Imports (2019): $56.9B, Rnk 14/53

Top Origin (2019): $7.52B, Mexico

Top Import (2019): $6.89B, Blood, human or animal, antisera, other...

Economic Complexity (2019): 0.56, Rnk 2 / 53

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Kentucky, including export and import data.

Exports: In 2019, United States' Kentucky exported $33B, making it the 16th largest exporter out of the 53 exporters in United States. In 2019 the top exports of Kentucky were Aircraft parts nes ($14.6B), Blood, human or animal, antisera, other... ($1.39B), Diesel powered trucks weighing 5-20 tonnes ($647M), Large Sized Cars ($556M), and Medium Sized Cars ($507M).

Imports: In 2019, United States' Kentucky imported $56.9B, making it the 14th largest importer out of the 53 importers in United States. In 2019 top imports of Kentucky were Blood, human or animal, antisera, other... ($6.89B), Commodities not specified according to kind ($5.76B), Medicaments nes, in dosage ($4.06B), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines ($3.56B), and Units of automatic data processing machines:... ($1.65B).

Economic Complexity: In 2019, the highest complexity exports of Kentucky according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Cermets (2.2), Tool Plates (1.98), Metal Lathes (1.86), Silicone (1.81), and Acrylic Polymers (1.61). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Yearly Exports

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Top Destination (2019): Canada, $7.77B

Top Product (2019): Aircraft parts nes, $14.6B

In 2019 the top export destinations of Kentucky were Canada ($7.77B), United Kingdom ($3.55B), France ($3.51B), Brazil ($2.62B), and Mexico ($2.2B).

In 2019 the top exports of Kentucky were Aircraft parts nes ($14.6B), Blood, human or animal, antisera, other... ($1.39B), Diesel powered trucks weighing 5-20 tonnes ($647M), Large Sized Cars ($556M), and Medium Sized Cars ($507M).

Export Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (July 2019 - July 2020)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (July 2019 - July 2020)

Yearly Imports

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Top Origin (2019): Mexico, $7.52B

Top Import (2019): Blood, human or animal, antisera, other..., $6.89B

In 2019 the top import origins of Kentucky were Mexico ($7.52B), China ($6.34B), Japan ($5.6B), Switzerland ($4.9B), and Ireland ($4.26B).

In 2019 the top imports of Kentucky were Blood, human or animal, antisera, other... ($6.89B), Commodities not specified according to kind ($5.76B), Medicaments nes, in dosage ($4.06B), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines ($3.56B), and Units of automatic data processing machines:... ($1.65B).

Import Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (July 2019 - July 2020)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (July 2019 - July 2020)

Comparison in Time

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

This section shows forecasts for total exports and imports from Kentucky. 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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Kentucky ranks 2nd out of the 53 states and territories in United States according to ECI.

Estimated using exports data.

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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 Kentucky already has a comparative advantage, are led by Halides (0.17), Non-optical Microscopes (0.17), Photographic Plates (0.17), Photographic Chemicals (0.17), and Photo Lab Equipment (0.17).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Kentucky according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Cermets (2.2), Tool Plates (1.98), Metal Lathes (1.86), Silicone (1.81), and Acrylic Polymers (1.61). 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 Aircraft Parts (84.8), Wood Barrels (76), Blown Glass (57.4), Military Weapons (38.9), and Horses (37.6).

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