Updated: Oct 29, 2021
A surge in prejudice against Asian Americans undermines relations with the state’s largest trading partner.
As the most trade-dependent state in the country, Oregon relies heavily on imports and exports to China. The Asian country purchased $7.2 billion of Oregon’s goods - from computer chips to agricultural products - in 2019.
The state’s next largest trading partner is Canada, which bought $3.4 billion of goods.