FIGURE 1. Real Exports and Imports of Goods as Percent of Real Gross Domestic Product: 1990-2008

FIGURE 1. Real Exports and Imports of Goods as Percent of Real Gross Domestic Product: 1990-2008

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(Percent in chained 2000 $)

Year For figure (Percent in chained 2000 $) Original data (billions of chained 2000 $)
Ratio of goods import to GDP Ratio of goods export to GDP Ratio of goods total to GDP Gross domestic product Goods imports Goods exports Goods total
1990 6.6 5.2 11.8 7,113 470 367 837
1991 6.6 5.5 12.1 7,101 469 393 862
1992 7.0 5.8 12.7 7,337 513 422 935
1993 7.5 5.8 13.3 7,533 565 436 1,000
1994 8.2 6.1 14.3 7,836 640 478 1,118
1995 8.7 6.6 15.3 8,032 698 534 1,232
1996 9.2 7.0 16.1 8,329 763 581 1,344
1997 10.0 7.6 17.7 8,704 873 665 1,537
1998 10.7 7.5 18.2 9,067 974 679 1,654
1999 11.6 7.4 19.0 9,470 1,095 705 1,800
2000 12.7 8.0 20.7 9,817 1,244 784 2,028
2001 12.2 7.4 19.6 9,891 1,204 736 1,940
2002 12.4 7.0 19.5 10,049 1,248 707 1,955
2003 12.7 7.0 19.7 10,301 1,309 720 2,029
2004 13.6 7.3 21.0 10,676 1,457 784 2,241
2005 14.2 7.7 21.8 10,990 1,556 845 2,401
2006 14.6 8.2 22.8 11,295 1,649 929 2,578
2007 14.6 8.7 23.2 11,524 1,678 999 2,676
2008 13.8 9.1 22.9 11,653 1,608 1,057 2,665

NOTE: Real gross domestic product is based on chained 2000 dollars.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb, as of May 20, 2009.