Exports from Wisconsin on the rise

State saw 6 percent growth from 2016-2017

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The state of Wisconsin saw a 6 percent growth in exports, totaling $22.3 billion in goods and services exported internationally from 2016 to 2017, reports Milwaukee's BizTimes.

The state of Wisconsin saw a 6 percent growth in exports, totaling $22.3 billion in goods and services exported internationally from 2016 to 2017, reports Milwaukee's BizTimes.

Wisconsin's top trading partners, Canada, Mexico and China, all saw significant increases in exports in 2017. Among the most imported goods include miscellaneous mineral products, electrical machinery, oil seeds (primarily soybeans), aircraft and parts, industrial machinery, dairy products, wood and wood products and rawhides and skins. Industrial machinery remains Wisconsin's top export category, accounting for 24 percent of all exports, or $5.4 billion.

Saudi Arabia moved into the position of Wisconsin's fourth-highest export destination almost entirely due to an increase in military vehicle exports, as it spent upward of $796 million in 2017.

Wisconsin ranks 19th overall in the United States for exports, and 12th for agricultural exports. More than 200 countries around the world looked toward Wisconsin for goods and services in 2017.

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