Texas Leads The Nation As No. 1 State In Exports For 19TH Consecutive Year

8 Feb 2021


AUSTIN — Texas ended 2020 as the No. 1 exporting state in the United States for the 19th consecutive year, more evidence of the strength and resilience of the state’s economy, said Robert Allen, president and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

“Texas has developed a remarkable track record of economic achievement,” Allen said. “Texas is and has been the No. 1 exporting state in the nation, the best state business climate, and the world’s ninth largest economy. Even with all the challenges we faced in 2020, we are still outpacing the competition in exports — handily, I might add — that’s a really good sign.”

With $279 billion in export trade in 2020, Texas continues to lead the United States as it has for the past two decades. Texas’ 2020 exports were larger than the sum total of goods exported by the next three largest export states — California with $156 billion in exports, New York with $61.9 billion and Louisiana with $59.6 billion, Allen said.

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