New Orleans-Metairie metro area exports in 2017


St. John the Baptist Parish was responsible for $8.16 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the New Orleans-Metairie 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 New Orleans-Metairie metro area, which consists of 8 counties in Louisiana, exported $21.17 billion in 2017. St. John the Baptist Parish's total exports accounted for 38.6 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
Total exported (in millions)
Percent of total metro area exports
St. John the Baptist Parish
$8,164
38.6%
Jefferson Parish
$3,852
18.2%
St. Tammany Parish
$3,156
14.9%
St. James County
$2,929
13.8%
Plaquemines Parish
$2,221
10.5%
Orleans Parish
$843
4%

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