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April 2007

Made for Trade

Texas leads the way when it comes to exports. In 2006, Texas exports totaled nearly $151 billion and accounted for 16.3 percent of all U.S. exports, up from 9.8 percent in 2004-05, according to the World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER). California was second, with nearly $128 billion.

Texas' top trading partner is Mexico. In 2005, the Lone Star State's neighbor to the south received $50.1 billion in Texas goods and services, accounting for more than 38.9 percent of the state's total exports.



Value of Exports

Year Value of Texas exports
(in billions)
Value of California exports
(in billions)
2002 $95.4 $92.2
2003 98.8 94.0
2004 117.2 110.0
2005 128.8 116.8
2006 150.9 127.7

Texas' top trading partners

Country Value of exports from Texas,
2005 (in billions)
1. Mexico $150.9
2. Canada $54.9
3. China $6.6
4. Korea $5.3
5. The Netherlands $4.4
6. Taiwan $3.9
7. Singapore $3.5
8. Brazil $3.2
9. United Kingdom $2.9
10. Japan $2.8
Source: WISER.
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