President Trump just threatened another brand new round of tariffs, targeting $500B in Chinese goods. Other countries are starting to respond with tariffs of their own, many of which specifically target states of high political significance. With Canada, Mexico, China and the EU all levying their own tariffs, it got us thinking, what’s the cumulative impact?
We found the data for our map at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a free-trade organization with a longstanding history of lobbying for large multinational companies. They don’t like tariffs, and it’s easy to see why. We combined the total retaliatory tariffs on American goods since Trump started his trade war. We broke the numbers down in color-coded map state by state, letting you easily and quickly see the places directly affected the most.
There are really only two parts of the country unscathed by Trump’s trade war: the interior West and the far Northeast. Every other state is seeing hundreds of millions—even billions—of dollars in lost economic output. Washington stands to lose the most at $6.16B, followed by Louisiana ($5.94B) and California ($5.29B). The states seeing the least impact include Wyoming ($1.39M), Montana ($19.62M) and Delaware ($24.93).
A lot of people worry about Trump’s cynicism in his public policy proposals. They think he is using the levers of government to favor those who voted for him. Our map indicates that at least when it comes to his trade policies, the retaliatory tariffs are hurting everyone.