A yearly data set on U.S. trade and GDP from 1790 to 2018. Data also include a population variable to facilitate per capita adjustments, if the user sees it useful.
A data frame with 229 observations on the following 5 variables.
U.S. GDP (nominal, in billions)
Population of the U.S. (in thousands)
The value of U.S. imports (in billions)
The value of U.S. exports (in billions)
Data come from various sources (see, especially: http://econdataus.com/tradeall.html). Post-1989 data come from the U.S. Census Bureau. 2018 GDP comes from the IMF. 2018 population estimate comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.