St. Louis metro area exports in 2017


St. Louis County was responsible for $4.68 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the St. Louis metro area, according to the International Trade Administration.

The ITA promotes trade and investments in the United States through data aggregation and studies on global markets and specific U.S. regions. The agency utilizes its research to negotiate on behalf of U.S. industries and is also responsible for enforcing compliance with trade agreements.

The ITA reports trade totals for exports in the largest export metros in the U.S. The St. Louis metro area, which consists of 12 counties in Missouri and Illinois, exported $9.63 billion in 2017. St. Louis County's total exports accounted for 48.6 percent of the metro area's total exports.

The following table shows how much each of the area's counties exported in 2017.

Metro Area County
State
Total exported (in millions)
Percent of total metro area exports
St. Louis County
Missouri
$4,678
48.6%
St. Charles County
Missouri
$1,449
15%
Madison County
Illinois
$1,357
14.1%
St. Louis city
Missouri
$1,317
13.7%
St. Clair County
Illinois
$416
4.3%
Franklin County
Missouri
$240
2.5%
Jefferson County
Missouri
$80
0.8%
Bond County
Illinois
$52
0.5%
Warren County
Missouri
$21
0.2%
Macoupin County
Illinois
$16
0.2%

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