Bakersfield Number One in NAFTA Trade

The Bakersfield metro area (all of Kern County) is the nation’s top metro area for which trade with Canada and Mexico accounts for the largest share of total metro goods trade, according to an analysis from The Brookings Institution released last week.

North American trade accounts for 44% of Kern’s total trade. Its top North American export market is Toronto, followed by Mexico City, while it imports more from Calgary and Edmonton than any other North American market.

David Lyman, Convention and Visitors Bureau
November 19, 2013

Kern County Trade with North America Data

Brookings analysis of Economic Development Research Group Data
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