Number One State in Exports

New data just released show Texas merchandise exports increased 5.7 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, growing from $264.7 billion to $279.7 billion. This was a record high export level for the state. Texas’s strong performance in 2013 helped the United States reach an all-time record for exports of U.S. goods and services, reaching $2.3 trillion in 2013 and supporting nearly 10 million American jobs. In 2013, for the thirteenth year in a row, Texas was ranked as the number one state by export revenues and surpassed the number two state, California, by over $100 billion.
Texas’ merchandise export sales in 2013 outpaced the 2012 figures in many top destinations, including: Nigeria (+50 percent); Colombia (+29 percent); Taiwan (+23 percent); the United Arab Emirates (+23 percent); and Argentina (+19 percent). Key merchandise export categories include: petroleum products; computer and electronic products; chemicals; machinery manufactures; and transportation equipment.

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