Internet Association examined the economic contribution of the United States’ digital service exports in terms of export volumes and jobs supported by those exports.
- The U.S. digital service trade surplus was $196.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2016
- The U.S. digital service trade surplus accounted for 77 percent of the total U.S. service trade surplus
- IA estimates that internet-enabled digital exports in 2016 supported approximately 161,000 internet sector jobs from $66 billion in exports and an additional 1.43 million jobs in other industries from $403.5 billion in exports.
- These exports and jobs come from all 50 U.S. states.
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