The Transatlantic Economy 2018

The Transatlantic Economy 2018 annual survey offers the most up-to-date set of facts and figures describing the deep economic integration binding Europe and the United States. It documents European-related jobs, trade and investment in each of the 50 U.S. states, and U.S.-related jobs, trade and  investment in each member state of the European Union and other European countries. It reviews key headline trends and helps readers understand the distinctive nature of transatlantic economic relations.


The Transatlantic Economy 2018 explains:

  • what Brexit and potential trade wars may mean for the transatlantic economy

  • how the digital economy is becoming a driver of the economic relationship

  • how decision-makers and business leaders can address current opportunities and challenges.


Read the full study or specific chapters here:


Full Study


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Executive Summary


Chapter 1 – The Transatlantic Economy in 2018: Cyclically Strong, but Structurally and Politically Challenged


Chapter 2 – Jobs, Trade and Investment: Examining the Ties that Bind


Chapter 3 – The Transatlantic Digital Economy


Chapter 4 – The 50 U.S. States: European-Related Jobs, Trade and Investment


Chapter 5 – European Countries: U.S.-Related Jobs, Trade and Investment


Appendix A – European Commerce and the 50 U.S. States: A State-by-State Comparison


Appendix B – U.S. Commerce and Europe: A Country-by-Country Comparison


Key Findings


Originally published at the Center for Transatlantic Relations

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