U.S. exports hit $2.3 trillion in 2013, according a report released this week by the Commerce Department.
“These export numbers show that for more and more American companies, selling internationally is critical to growing their businesses and strengthening our economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
“We know for a fact, that for every $1 billion in exports nearly 5,000 jobs are supported across our nation, and with more than 95% of the world’s potential consumers residing outside our borders, exports will continue to be an important driver of the local and national economy.”
U.S. merchandise exports to countries that the United States has trade agreements with continued to be strong. This included record exports to: Canada (+2.7%); Mexico (+4.7%); Colombia (+13.8%); Panama (+9.6%); Peru (+7.6%); and Jordan (+18.2%).
More information about individual state contribution to national exports is available through the International Trade Administration’s Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, which includes individual fact sheets for all 50 states.
An interactive map with national and state merchandise trade data is available as well.