Arkansas Trade

$40 BILLION

Exported by Arkansas since 2012

350,000 JOBS

In Arkansas supported by trade.

181 COUNTRIES

Receive Arkansas goods and services.

Top Destinations for Arkansas Exports (% for 2017)

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • France
  • China
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Asia Pacific

Arkansas' Top Exports by Value (millions of dollars)

  • Transportation Equipment
  • Processed Foods
  • Chemicals
  • Machinery
  • Paper

80% of Arkansas Exporters are Small & Med. Enterprises

  • SMEs
  • Large Enterprises

REPORT | Impact of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Arkansas Manufacturers

The Arkansas District Export Council Arkansas and the World Trade Center Arkansas prepared a survey to learn about the anticipated impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on Arkansas businesses. The survey was sent to Arkansas companies on March 15, 2018.
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REPORT | Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Corn, Soybeans, Sorghum, and Rice Potential Impacts on Arkansas Agriculture

An analysis by Eric J. Wailes, Alvaro Durand-Morat, Department of Agricultural Economics and
Agribusiness, and Leah English, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, all part of the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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REPORT | BENEFITS OF TRADE TO ARKANSAS

This is report from Business Round Table highlights some of the most significant facts about Arkansas’ need for trade. It covers jobs generated and tied to trade, foreign direct investment a wide range of insightful facts about Arkansas trade.
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REPORT | SERVICES EXPORTS FROM ARKANSAS

Arkansas has seen a rise in overall services
exports since 2006, boosting state economic
growth and jobs, and contributing to the overall
U.S. services trade surplus of $248 billion in
2016.
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INTERACTIVE CHART | ANNUAL STATE AGRICULTURE EXPORTS

Although a State’s actual agricultural export value cannot be measured directly, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates State exports of total and selected commodities based on U.S. farm-cash-receipts data. State shares of U.S. farm receipts are updated annually in calculating State-level export values to foreign countries. This interactive chart is useful in highlighting each states contribution to overall U.S. exports.
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REPORT | BENEFITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET

Arkansas exports nearly $6 billion a year, with international trade supporting over 348,000 jobs in the state. As the headquarters for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Arkansas has seen firsthand how engagement in the global economy can drive growth and create jobs.
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DATA | STATE AGRICULTURE EXPORTS

These reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service are the most accurate data we have on the value of Arkansas’ agriculture export value. The USDA ERS estimates the value of State exports of total and selected commodities based on U.S. farm-cash-receipts data.
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DATA | STATE EXPORTS FROM ARKANSAS

This U.S. Census Bureau report from the Origin of Movement Series illustrates the top exports from Arkansas, their share of the export value, and the top export markets for the past three years.
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DATA | STATE IMPORTS FROM ARKANSAS

This U.S. Census Bureau report from the Origin of Movement Series illustrates the top imports to Arkansas, their share of the import value, and the top import countries of origin for the past three years.
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REPORT | ARKANSAS TRADE FACTS - US TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Detailed information from the Office of the United Stated Trade Representative
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REPORT | EXPORTS, JOBS & FOREIGN INVESTMENT

A highly readable, visual report from the International Trade Administration featuring data on exports, jobs and foreign investment in Arkansas. *Note: this report does not include aggregate exports from metropolitan areas that cross state lines.*
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DATABASE | OPEN DATA NETWORK : ARKANSAS

The Open Data Network allows users to search key demographic and economic indicators for each state over multiple years. We recommend using this tool for those seeking data on Arkansas exports, jobs, education, demographic and geographic information.
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REPORT | US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FACTS ON NAFTA

This report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlight facts and dispels myths on NAFTA from a national perspective. The information is highly relevant to Arkansas.
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SAMPLE OF UNIQUE PRODUCTS MADE IN ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism offers a list of unique products made in Arkansas.
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REPORT | ARKANSAS MANUFACTURING REPORT & EXPORT FACTS

The Center for Manufacturing Research offers an insightful report on Arkansas manufacturing. Page 2 provides information on exports.
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REPORT | TRADE & ARKANSAS RETAIL INDUSTRY

This report from the National Retail Federation illustrated why trade matters significantly to Arkansas retailers and families.
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REPORT | TRADE BENEFITS ARKANSAS

This report from Trade Benefits America highlights how trade and NAFTA drives growth, investment and job creation in Arkansas.
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REPORT | ARKANSAS EXPORT GROWTH: 2005 - 2012

This report from the Institute for Economic Advancement from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock highlights export recover and growth since the Great Recession in 2008.
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REPORT | 2017 TRADE POLICY AGENDA & 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

This highly detailed, deep report on trade that comes from the Office of the President. This report highlights the trade policy objectives of the Trump Administration. Use the table of contents to find areas specific to your needs an interests.
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REPORT | ARKANSAS EXPORT STATISTICS

This is an in-depth report from our sister organization, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, of which we are the export promotion arm. The report compares Arkansas Export Statistics and Categories with broader trends in US Exports.
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REPORT | USDA: STATE & FARM DEMOGRAPHICS (ARKANSAS)

This data from the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service provides demographic information that covers Arkansas citizens, agricultural producers and farm characteristics.
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REPORT | ARKANSAS GDP GROWTH: 1997 - 2015

Federal Reserve Bank Economic Data (FRED) offers this graph of Arkansas GDP growth. It is especially noteworthy to track this GDP Growth in the context of NAFTA’s implementation, which has contributed to the growth.
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