Canada and Mexico Were SD’s Biggest Export Markets in 2014
Canada and Mexico Were SD’s Biggest Export Markets in 2014
Mar 5, 2015

Canada and Mexico Were SD’s Biggest Export Markets in 2014

International exports from South Dakota totaled $1.6 billion in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Canada was the state’s largest trading partner, accounting for $715 million or 44.9 percent of the state’s total merchandise exports, while goods sold to Mexico totaled $344 million.

Food & Kindred Products accounted for nearly a third, $552 million, of South Dakota’s total merchandise exports in 2014. The category for Machinery, Except Electrical, finished second with $330 million in sales.

Sioux Falls dramatically outpaced Rapid City in total exports, with $433 million in sales, compared to $30 million.

For more information, see the U.S. Department of Commerce report.

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