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.