Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 27.1 % in 2017 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.26 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in USA reached an all time high of 30.8 % in 2011 and an all time low of 8.93 % in 1961. When compared to USA's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Canada amounted to 64.5 %, 37.8 % in China, 34.4 % in Japan and 77.5 % in Mexico in 2017.
USA has been ranked 159th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 12 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.