Indianapolis, Indiana: Metro World Trade Profile – Top Importers & Exporters

Indianapolis MSA 

The Indianapolis metropolitan statistical area sometimes known as Greater Indianapolis includes Anderson, Columbus, Carmel and Greenwood. This MSA is home to over 1.7 million Americans. Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana. The economy is based around tourism, manufacturing, health care, education, and retail trade. Some of the largest sporting events take place in Indianapolis, like the recent 2012 Super Bowl, Indianapolis 500, and the Brickyard 400.

Some notable companies headquartered in Indianapolis are Eli Lilly company, Ryder Logistics, hhgregg Inc., and Republic Airways Holdings. Indianapolis is also a home distribution center for many companies such as FedEx Express, Indianapolis International Airport, Amazon, and Target.

Export Amount

Indianapolis is a key producer of export goods. The Indianapolis MSA exported 12.8 billion dollars worth of goods in 2008, 15% of the gross metropolitan product. Indianapolis ranks 9th in the nation by percentage of product exported.

Largest Exporting Companies 

Some of the largest exporters in the area are Trinity Metals, Touton Usa, and Eli Lilly Interamerica Inc. Click here for a free download of the data excel sheet for Indianapolis export companies with value, percent, chief executive, address, top commodities, and major source countries. Below is an example with companies listed by export value.

Indianapolis export companies top value worth dollar amount data

Largest Imports: Countries, Commodities, and Companies

Unique to this website is a glimpse into the import culture of Indianapolis. The top commodities shipped to Indianapolis are SIC 3944 Toys, SIC 3792 Trailers, and SIC 2599 Furniture. The top countries shipping to Indianapolis are China, Israel, and Japan. Unique to this list is Israel. Looking at individual companies, we find Csn, the steel company, has the highest import value of 319 million dollars. Eli Lilly Inc is the second largest importing company, brining in 170 million dollars worth of mainly pharmaceuticals. Keter imported 80 million dollars worth of material last year. Israel is the main product source for both Eli Lilly Inc and Keter. Click here to download full data list of U.S. companies importing goods into the Indianapolis MSA. Below is a snap shot from the data table with companies arranged by import value.

Screenshot table of importing companies

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