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

Exports In 2020, United States' West Virginia exported $4.56B, making it the 41st largest exporter out of the 53 exporters in United States. In 2020 the top exports of West Virginia were Bituminous coal, not agglomerated ($1.45B), Engines, spark-ignition reciprocating, over 1000 cc ($650M), Polyamide-6, -11, -12, -6,6, -6,9, -6,10... ($157M), Polyethers nes, in primary forms ($128M), and Aircraft parts nes ($120M).

Imports In 2020, United States' West Virginia imported $2.91B, making it the 45th largest importer out of the 53 importers in United States. In 2020 top imports of West Virginia were Turbo-jet engines of a thrust >... ($195M), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines ($157M), Commodities not specified according to kind ($126M), Microtomes, parts of scientific analysis equipment ($69.8M), and Transmissions for motor vehicles ($69M).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of West Virginia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Other Esters (1.85), Silicone (1.83), Chemical Analysis Instruments (1.7), Polymer Ion-Exchangers (1.61), and Phosphoric Esters and Salts (1.59). 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): Canada, $1.28B

Top Product (2020): Bituminous coal, not agglomerated, $1.45B

In 2020 the top export destinations of West Virginia were Canada ($1.28B), India ($425M), China ($397M), Ukraine ($329M), and Netherlands ($241M).

In 2020 the top exports of West Virginia were Bituminous coal, not agglomerated ($1.45B), Engines, spark-ignition reciprocating, over 1000 cc ($650M), Polyamide-6, -11, -12, -6,6, -6,9, -6,10... ($157M), Polyethers nes, in primary forms ($128M), and Aircraft parts nes ($120M).

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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): Canada, $1.03B

Top Import (2020): Turbo-jet engines of a thrust >..., $195M

In 2020 the top import origins of West Virginia were Canada ($1.03B), Japan ($813M), Germany ($178M), China ($142M), and Mexico ($128M).

In 2020 the top imports of West Virginia were Turbo-jet engines of a thrust >... ($195M), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines ($157M), Commodities not specified according to kind ($126M), Microtomes, parts of scientific analysis equipment ($69.8M), and Transmissions for motor vehicles ($69M).

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): 0.45

West Virginia ranks 12th 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 West Virginia already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photographic Plates (0.15), Aircraft Launch Gear (0.15), Photographic Chemicals (0.15), Petroleum Resins (0.14), and Blown Glass (0.14).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of West Virginia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Other Esters (1.85), Silicone (1.83), Chemical Analysis Instruments (1.7), Polymer Ion-Exchangers (1.61), and Phosphoric Esters and Salts (1.59). 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 Aldehydes (92.3), Other Esters (76.7), Nickel Sheets (65.9), Polyamides (49.7), and Spark-Ignition Engines (49.5).

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