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

Exports In 2020, United States' New Jersey exported $38B, making it the 11th largest exporter out of the 53 exporters in United States. In 2020 the top exports of New Jersey were Palladium unwrought or in powder form ($2.72B), Rhodium unwrought or in powder form ($2.5B), Waste and scrap of precious metals:... ($1.11B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... ($927M), and Waste and scrap of precious metals:... ($836M).

Imports In 2020, United States' New Jersey imported $114B, making it the 6th largest importer out of the 53 importers in United States. In 2020 top imports of New Jersey were Medicaments nes, in dosage ($13.2B), Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles ($4.42B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($4.02B), Light petroleum distillates nes ($2.56B), and Medium Sized Cars ($2.27B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of New Jersey according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Halides (1.86), Silicone (1.83), Chemical Analysis Instruments (1.7), and Photographic Plates (1.69). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2020): N/A, N/A

Top Product (2020): Palladium unwrought or in powder form, $2.72B

In 2020 the top export destinations of New Jersey were N/A.

In 2020 the top exports of New Jersey were Palladium unwrought or in powder form ($2.72B), Rhodium unwrought or in powder form ($2.5B), Waste and scrap of precious metals:... ($1.11B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... ($927M), and Waste and scrap of precious metals:... ($836M).

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Exports Dynamics

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Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

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Top Origin (2020): China, $14.3B

Top Import (2020): Medicaments nes, in dosage, $13.2B

In 2020 the top import origins of New Jersey were China ($14.3B), Switzerland ($7.73B), India ($7.56B), Italy ($7.06B), and Canada ($6.95B).

In 2020 the top imports of New Jersey were Medicaments nes, in dosage ($13.2B), Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles ($4.42B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($4.02B), Light petroleum distillates nes ($2.56B), and Medium Sized Cars ($2.27B).

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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): 0.28

New Jersey ranks 29th out of the 53 states and territories 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 New Jersey already has a comparative advantage, are led by X-Ray Equipment (0.35), Photographic Paper (0.34), Developed Exposed Photographic Material (0.34), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds (0.33), and Photographic Film (0.33).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of New Jersey according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Halides (1.86), Silicone (1.83), Chemical Analysis Instruments (1.7), and Photographic Plates (1.69). 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 Platinum (90.4), Precious Metal Scraps (46.4), Sorghum (27.1), Glass Balls (16.4), and Precious Metal Compounds (13.1).

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