Wisconsin Exports Up

posted Feb 12, 2018, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
Wisconsin businesses exported $22.3 billion in goods and services to 202 countries in 2017, a 6.1 percent increase over 2016.  
Wisconsin’s export growth in 2017 was generated by significant increases in shipments to Canada, Mexico, and China, the state’s three largest export destinations. 
Exports to Canada grew by 4.3 percent, driven by increases in the export of miscellaneous mineral products and electrical machinery. 
Exports to Mexico were up 4.8 percent, mostly because of an increase in the export of electrical machinery and oil seeds. 
Exports to China jumped by 21.6 percent in 2017 – also a record for exports to that country. 
Driving the growth in exports to China were increases in the shipments of aircraft and parts; industrial machinery; dairy products; wood and wood products; and raw hides and skins.