The International Trade Administration released a report Tuesday that shows the 367 Metropolitan Statistical Areas with available data racked up $1.31 trillion in merchandise trade exports in 2011, with an additional $174.9 billion from non-metropolitan areas. Missouri ‘s merchandise export shipments totaled $14.1 billion.
Missouri’s top markets were:
Canada: $4.3 billion
Mexico: $1.4 billion
China: $1.2 billion
Korea: $608 million
Japan: $591 million
The top export categories were:
Transportation equipment: $3.3 billion
Chemicals: $2.7 billion
Machinery: $1.4 billion
Food products: $1.4 billion
Minerals and ores: $748 million
Of the metropolitan areas, St. Louis (including some parts of Illinois) ranked as the 23rd top 25 exporters in the U.S., with $12.3 billion. This number is up 9.5 percent from 2010’s $11.2 billion. Kansas City (including some parts of Kansas) was 37th, with $8 billion, up 7.9 percent from 2010, when it totaled $7.4 billion.
Other metropolitan areas in Missouri that recorded merchandise exports:
St. Joseph (including some parts of Kansas): $660 million
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (including some parts of Arkansas): $568 million
Springfield: $398 million
Columbia: $282 million
Joplin: $211 million
Cape Girardeau-Jackson (including some parts of Illinois): $121 million
Find more information and data at the International Trade Administration.