In 2014, Pennsylvania exported $40.2 billion worth of merchandise. While this is down slightly from 2013 – 2.2 percent, the Commonwealth remains one of the Unites States’ top exporting states.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration ranks each state in regard to exports. Pennsylvania came in at number 10.
What were the goods that put Pennsylvania near the top of the list? Click here to read the entire Pittsburgh Business Times article.
According to the Brookings Institute, Pittsburgh ranks number 39 out of the top 100 metro cities in the United States for exports.
It’s no surprise that steel is the number one export for the Steel City. What may be surprising is that China and Canada are active trading partners with Pittsburgh.
Brookings Institute counted other metro areas in the U.S. as trading partners – not just countries overseas. Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Philadelphia, Youngstown and Cincinnati were included in the top 10.
In addition to steel, popular exports include chemicals/plastics, tools/manufactured products, electronics, agricultural products, energy products and pharmaceuticals.
Click here to read the entire Pittsburgh Business Times article.