A yearly data set on U.S. trade and GDP from 1790 to 2018. Data also include a population variable to facilitate per capita adjustments, if the user sees it useful.

usa_tradegdp

Format

A data frame with 229 observations on the following 5 variables.

year

the year

gdpb

U.S. GDP (nominal, in billions)

pop

Population of the U.S. (in thousands)

impo

The value of U.S. imports (in billions)

expo

The value of U.S. exports (in billions)

Details

Data come from various sources (see, especially: http://econdataus.com/tradeall.html). Post-1989 data come from the U.S. Census Bureau. 2018 GDP comes from the IMF. 2018 population estimate comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.