According to the Brookings Institute, Pittsburgh ranks number 39 out of the top 100 metro cities in the United States for exports.
It’s no surprise that steel is the number one export for the Steel City. What may be surprising is that China and Canada are active trading partners with Pittsburgh.
Brookings Institute counted other metro areas in the U.S. as trading partners – not just countries overseas. Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Philadelphia, Youngstown and Cincinnati were included in the top 10.
In addition to steel, popular exports include chemicals/plastics, tools/manufactured products, electronics, agricultural products, energy products and pharmaceuticals.
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