Minnesota Exports Jump to Record $23 Billion in 2018
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Canada and China lead in export gains
ST. PAUL – Minnesota exports of goods grew 10 percent between 2017 and 2018, reaching a record high of $23 billion, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports grew 8 percent during the same period.
Minnesota’s solid export performance led to the state’s ranking rising to 20th highest in exports among all states in 2018, up from 23rd last year. Export growth was strong, even within an environment of continued uncertainty created by changing trade policies in the U.S. and trading partners.