Kansas City metro area exports in 2017


Johnson County was responsible for $2.38 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Kansas City 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 Kansas City metro area, which consists of 12 counties in Kansas and Missouri, exported $6.98 billion in 2017. Johnson County's total exports accounted for 34.1 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
Johnson County
Kansas
$2,377
34.1%
Clay County
Missouri
$1,788
25.6%
Jackson County
Missouri
$1,511
21.7%
Wyandotte County
Kansas
$569
8.2%
Platte County
Missouri
$550
7.9%
Lafayette County
Missouri
$73
1.1%
Cass County
Missouri
$37
0.5%
Ray County
Missouri
$37
0.5%
Leavenworth County
Kansas
$29
0.4%

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