Imports as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product
Imports of manufactured goods as a share of GDP were unchanged between 2011 and 2014 nationally and in Arizona. The import of other commodities as a share of the state’s GDP has been nearly steady in Arizona since 2008, compared to a decrease nationally since 2011. While total imports as a share of GDP in Arizona is about half of the national average, one should not conclude that the state receives few imports. Instead, the Arizona figure likely is understated since shipments that are destined for multiple states are entirely assigned to the largest destination.