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Architecture, Engineering, & Construction Services
Sectoral analysis of U.S. trade and competitiveness in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) services. 

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AEC Services - Trade Data and Analysis

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The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) services sector provides design and construction services for commercial and residential projects that often involve hundreds of millions of dollars. With a reputation for high-quality work, the U.S. AEC sector continues to be competitive in overseas markets. 

Since 2010, the United States has had a surplus for trade in AEC services. In 2020, U.S. AEC service providers had a trade surplus of $3.5 billion, with exports of $12.4 billion and imports of $8.9 billion. Of the three subsectors within AEC, engineering services was the largest component, making up almost 75% of exports by value in 2020.

Our latest report on this sector gives an overview of the domestic and international environments for AEC services, as well as key trade data. 

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