Pennsylvania was one of 26 states to experience merchandise export growth in 2013, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The commonwealth’s export shipments totaled $40.9 billion, which was up from $38.8 billion in 2012.
Canada was the largest market for our exports, totaling $11.6 billion, or 28.3 percent of total merchandise. Mexico was second with $3.4 billion, followed by China at $2.9 billion.
That was down from $7.7 billion in 2012.
Other top merchandise exports in Pennsylvania are machinery (except electrical), which totaled $4.8 billion, computer and electronic products ($3.9 billion) and transportation equipment ($3.7 billion).
Data at the metropolitan level was only available for 2012.
For that year, Harrisburg-Carlisle recorded merchandise exports of $2.9 billion, while York-Hanover totaled $1.9 billion, Lancaster County $1.1 billion and Lebanon County $339 million, according to the report.
Overall, 16 states set new records for export sales in 2013. Pennsylvania was not among that group.
The U.S. finished with a record year of $2.3 trillion. In 2012, U.S. merchandise exports totaled $2.2 trillion.