Gov. Jay Nixon’s office projects Missouri exports are on pace to reach an all-time high this year.
Newly released figures show that through September 2016, Missouri exports reached almost $10.6 billion. That exceeds the previous September high of $9.9 billion in 2014, when Missouri’s annual exports reached an all-time high of just under $14.2 billion.
“In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, Missouri businesses – large and small – and our skilled workforce are proving they can grow exports and reach even more consumers around the world,” Nixon said. “To continue growing Missouri jobs and strengthening our economy, we need to keep expanding our international trade efforts and reaching new customers.”
Nixon will lead a trade delegation to United Arab Emirates from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22. The UAE was Missouri’s 22nd largest trading partner in 2015, receiving more than $76 million in Missouri goods and commodities.
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