New York is one of the largest exporting states in the country, sending nearly $106.3 billion worth of goods to overseas markets in 2022. Exports come from a diverse array of goods, including manufactured products, electronics, and second-hand merchandise. From bountiful farms and mining upstate, to the world-class services of New York City, New York exports are always in high demand, supporting nearly 2.8 million jobs in the state.

Job Creation

  • In New York, 2,778,500 jobs were supported by international trade in 2019, representing 21.6% of all jobs in the state.1,2
  • In 2020, 31,887 companies exported goods from New York of which 93% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2018, 513,000 people were employed by affiliates of companies at least 50% foreign-owned.3,4

Exports and Growth

  • New York exported $84.9 billion in goods to foreign markets in 2021, an 29% increase compared to 2020 driven by continued economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.5
    • Switzerland ($23.6 billion)
    • Canada ($19.7 billion)
    • Hong Kong ($6.2 billion)
    • India ($4.9 billion)
    • United Kingdom ($4.9 billion)
  • Agricultural exports are important to New York's' economy, totaling $1.9 billion in 2020, according to the USDA.6
  • Since 2014, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has financed $4 billion in exports from 228 companies in New York.7
  • Since 1992, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has helped facilitate $825 million in exports from New York companies.9

Education and Research

  • During 2020, 113,666 international students were enrolled in New York colleges and universities and contributed $4.9 billion to the New York economy.10

Global Engagement

  • Since 1961, 14,544 Peace Corps volunteers from New York have served in dozens of countries overseas.11