Texas leads nation in exportsTexas leads nation in exportshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=82562013-02-13T14:11:00Z2013-02-13T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - Texas has been named the No. 1 exporting state in the United States for the 11th year in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Texas exports for 2012 totaled $265 billion, a 5.4 percent increase from the $251 billion in exports tallied in 2011. Meanwhile, U.S. exports grew 4.3 percent to $1.54 trillion in 2012.

The state’s top export markets were Mexico ($94.8 billion), Canada ($23.7 billion), China ($10.3 billion), Brazil ($10 billion) and the Netherlands ($9.5 billion).

Texas’ top exporting industries in 2012 were petroleum and coal products, chemicals, computer and electronic products, non-electrical machinery and transportation equipment.

Houston also is a leading U.S. metro for exports, ranking No. 2 nationwide, according to the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration.

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