A Look At American Digital Exports



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Executive Summary


Internet Association examined the economic contribution of the United States’ digital service exports in terms of export volumes and jobs supported by those exports.


  1. The U.S. digital service trade surplus was $196.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2016
  2. The U.S. digital service trade surplus accounted for 77 percent of the total U.S. service trade surplus
  3. 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.
  4. These exports and jobs come from all 50 U.S. states.
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