U.S. Trade to GDP Ratio 1960-2020

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.
  • U.S. trade to gdp ratio for 2017 was 27.09%, a 0.6% increase from 2016.
  • U.S. trade to gdp ratio for 2016 was 26.49%, a 1.24% decline from 2015.
  • U.S. trade to gdp ratio for 2015 was 27.73%, a 2.24% decline from 2014.
  • U.S. trade to gdp ratio for 2014 was 29.96%, a 0.05% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Trade (% of GDP)
Luxembourg 412.87%
Hong Kong 376.43%
Singapore 317.83%
Malta 280.43%
Ireland 209.39%
Seychelles 192.03%
Slovak Republic 190.68%
UAE 172.81%
Belgium 170.35%
Hungary 168.93%
Lithuania 159.02%
Slovenia 156.03%
Netherlands 155.18%
Czech Republic 151.93%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 151.08%
Estonia 148.53%
Aruba 146.05%
Bahrain 142.83%
Cyprus 133.05%
Northern Mariana Islands 128.31%
Palau 124.20%
Latvia 122.10%
Switzerland 119.11%
Macao 113.59%
Puerto Rico 112.26%
Poland 104.49%
Austria 104.38%
Denmark 101.99%
Oman 101.42%
Croatia 99.92%
Kuwait 98.45%
Qatar 88.30%
Iceland 88.13%
Panama 87.57%
Sweden 87.01%
Germany 86.53%
Brunei 85.18%
Portugal 84.60%
Greenland 83.86%
Barbados 82.84%
South Korea 80.78%
Finland 76.74%
Bahamas 75.46%
Guam 70.71%
Norway 69.29%
Greece 67.00%
Spain 65.71%
Canada 64.52%
Saudi Arabia 64.20%
France 62.70%
United Kingdom 61.43%
Italy 59.42%
Israel 56.80%
Chile 55.67%
New Zealand 54.25%
Australia 41.75%
Uruguay 39.76%
Japan 34.61%
United States 27.09%
Argentina 25.22%
U.S. Trade to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Trade (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 27.09% 0.60%
2016 26.49% -1.24%
2015 27.73% -2.24%
2014 29.96% -0.05%
2013 30.01% -0.56%
2012 30.57% -0.22%
2011 30.79% 2.73%
2010 28.06% 3.42%
2009 24.64% -5.25%
2008 29.89% 1.93%
2007 27.96% 1.06%
2006 26.90% 1.34%
2005 25.56% 1.20%
2004 24.35% 1.88%
2003 22.48% 0.32%
2002 22.15% -0.69%
2001 22.84% -2.20%
2000 25.04% 1.77%
1999 23.27% 0.45%
1998 22.83% -0.60%
1997 23.43% 0.74%
1996 22.69% 0.23%
1995 22.45% 1.40%
1994 21.06% 1.01%
1993 20.04% 0.09%
1992 19.95% 0.16%
1991 19.79% -0.03%
1990 19.82% 0.40%
1989 19.42% 0.34%
1988 19.07% 1.10%
1987 17.97% 1.08%
1986 16.90% 0.29%
1985 16.60% -0.92%
1984 17.52% 0.86%
1983 16.67% -0.87%
1982 17.54% -1.89%
1981 19.43% -0.68%
1980 20.11% 1.73%
1979 18.38% 1.40%
1978 16.97% 0.55%
1977 16.42% 0.37%
1976 16.05% 0.53%
1975 15.52% -0.93%
1974 16.45% 3.37%
1973 13.08% 1.74%
1972 11.34% 0.58%
1971 10.76% 0.00%
1970 10.76% 0.72%
1969 10.04% 0.01%
1968 10.03% 0.35%
1967 9.68% 0.11%
1966 9.57% 0.35%
1965 9.22% 0.02%
1964 9.20% 0.24%
1963 8.96% 0.02%
1962 8.94% 0.01%
1961 8.93% -0.24%
1960 9.17% -0.24%