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Manufacturing imports as a share of U.S. GDP, 1973–2011

Source: Authors' analysis of United States International Trade Commission Tariff and Trade DataWeb

Updated May 21, 2012

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Figure is based on analysis of U.S. International Trade Commission Tariff and Trade data (series on manufacturing trade) and Bureau of Economic Analysis National Income and Product Accounts data on gross domestic product.

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