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Texas Remains Top Exporting State In Nation For 14th Consecutive Year

Tuesday, February 09, 2016  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release
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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the release of a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report that ranks Texas as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year, with over $251 billion in goods exported in 2015.

“This latest economic metric is yet another testament to the continued strength of the Texas economy,” said Governor Abbott. “During my first year as Governor, I had the opportunity to lead business development trips abroad and saw firsthand the impact Texas businesses are having across the globe. This year I plan to lead more business development missions to bolster our state's economy and create opportunities for Texas businesses to further compete in the global marketplace.”

Export Facts

  • Texas exported more than $251 billion in goods in 2015.
  • Texas exports alone accounted for more than 16% of U.S. goods exported in 2015.
  • For the 3rd year in a row, Texas surpassed California for high-tech exports. Texas exported $6.3 billion more in high-tech goods than California in 2015.

The report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis can be read here.