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With possible trade wars in the headlines, it may be instructive to understand how much various states depend on foreign trade. This topological map shows the percentage of each state's GDP that is derived from international trade (the bigger the pink circle in the center=the greater the % of GDP connected to foreign trade). The states most dependent on international trade: Michigan (auto industry), Louisiana (petroleum/chemicals), South Carolina (BMW/Boeing), Tennessee (auto industry: Nissan, GM, Volkswagen), and Kentucky (auto industry: Toyota, Ford). howmuch.net/articles/how-important-is-international-trade-to-the-economy-of-each-state
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