Houston passes $97B in exportsHouston passes $97B in exportshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=144672016-09-09T05:00:00Z2016-09-09T20:00:00Z

​HOUSTON - The Houston area ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for total goods exported in 2015, which surpassed $97 billion, according to a new U.S. Department of Commerce report. It's part of a larger merchandise export growth trend from U.S. metro areas that topped $1.3 trillion last year.

It's also the fourth year in a row the Bayou City has paced the nation in total goods exported.

Houston was one of four cities that exceeded $50 billion in goods exported in 2015—the Bayou City beat out New York, Seattle and Los Angeles.

The Houston area also led the nation in exporting goods to potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) markets, with about $36.2 billion worth of those goods exported in 2015.

Another Texas city saw the biggest jump in exported goods production—El Paso was the largest metro area to register double-digit export growth both in 2015 and from 2009 to 2015, shipping $24.6 billion in goods abroad in 2015. 

That's a 22 percent increase from 2014, and a 217 percent increase from 2009.

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