Atlanta Exports: Value, Product Categories, and Companies

This report covers Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area’s Exports. First we show Atlanta’s total export value, followed major products. To conclude, we list specific companies in the Atlanta area by export value, offering a comprehensive dataset of all 3000 Atlanta companies.

Atlanta’s MSA and Companies

Atlanta is considered New York City of the South. The metropolitan area is home to more than 5 million people, making it the ninth largest in the country. Metro Atlanta contains the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, hosting the world headquarters of Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and Rubbermaid. Over 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the Atlanta area.

Total Export Value 

Atlanta had a 20 billion dollar export value in 2010, ranking it 13th in the nation. Exports made up 8% of this metro’s GDP, supporting an estimated 88,000 jobs through production and 150,000 though exporting as a whole. Export value grew 11% from 2009 to 2010. This data and graphic is from Brooking Export Nation’s 2012 report on the Atlanta MSA.

Brookings Export Nation 2012 report, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA. Export value 2010, share of GDP, and number of export related jobs

Atlanta Export Value by Umbrella Product Description

Atlanta’s exports are almost evenly distributed. Enough diverse companies are present in the Atlanta area that one market does not overtly dominate the Atlanta area’s exports. 18% of exports can be labeled under transportation equipment, 15% under computer and electronic products, 15% under machinery, and 12% as chemical products. Below is a pie chart displaying the major NAICS product categories of Atlanta exports. The data was made available to the public by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Pie chart and list of Atlanta Metropolitan Area Exports by NAICS product categories

Atalanta Export Value by Company

Using PIERS Prospects we can get a comprehensive data-set of exporting companies. There are more than 3,000 companies in the Atlanta area. 1,000 of these companies are actively exporting goods. Click here to view/download spread sheet containing all companies. We can rank these companies by export value. Below are some of the highest exporting companies in the region when shipping and logistics companies are accounted for and removed. If you would like a specific company’s shipping trend, product list, and export destinations, feel free to let us know.

Few of the Top Exporting Companies in the Atlanta Region and Export Value

Company Name

Estimated Export Value

C H Robinson International Inc


Intervision Llc


C-E Minerals Inc


Ajc International Inc


Graphic Packaging International Inc


Agco Corporation


Wal-Mart Stores Inc


Ups Supply Chain Solutions Inc


Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack Of Delaware Inc


Toys “R” Us Inc


Carotrans International Inc


Kintetsu World Express (Usa) Inc


Home Depot Usa Inc


Costco Wholesale Corporation


American Honda Motor Co Inc


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