Texas: #1 Exporting State

Texas was the nation’s top exporting state in 2011 for the 10th consecutive year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The state’s exports totaled nearly $250 billion. 

Texas export growth outpaced the nation. Last year, its exports grew 21 percent versus 16 percent for the U.S.  

Texas’ chief exports are petroleum and coal products, chemicals, computer and electronic products, non-electrical machinery, and transportation equipment.  The state’s largest export markets are Mexico, Canada, China, Brazil and the Netherlands. (2/10/2012)