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Report  |  January 2024

Digital Commerce: Alibaba’s Contributions to the U.S. Economy by State and Industry

By Nam D. Pham, Ph.D. and Mary Donovan

Alibaba provides U.S. brands, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, with e-commerce platforms to sell their products to Chinese consumers. Like all cross-border trading activities, products sold in China, directly and indirectly, create positive economic effects for the U.S. economy. These sales generate billions for U.S. brands, resulting in substantial contributions to the companies along the supply chain and communities across America. The report is an update from previous years and includes additional information  on small business sales and production workers.