Providence-Warwick metro area exports in 2017


Bristol County, Massachusetts, was responsible for $4.74 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Providence-Warwick 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 Providence-Warwick metro area, which consists of 5 counties in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, exported $7.09 billion in 2017. Bristol County's total exports accounted for 66.8 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
Bristol County
Massachusetts
$4,737
66.8%
Providence County
Rhode Island
$1,361
19.2%
Kent County
Rhode Island
$570
8%
Washington County
Rhode Island
$320
4.5%
Newport County
Rhode Island
$103
1.5%

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