ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota exports set a first-quarter record with $4.8 billion in goods shipped out of the state.

Manufactured and agricultural exports rose 13 percent during the quarter with electrical machinery, bulldozers, animal feed and beverages among the products shipped to foreign countries.

Minnesota’s largest customer is Canada, which receives $1.3 billion in state exports. Other top markets include China, Japan, Mexico, Germany and South Korea.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the manufacturing sector accounted for most of Minnesota’s exports with $4.4 billion in goods shipped.

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Comments (2)
  1. Sam I am says:

    I have to say alot of the increase is a resu lt of Tpaw trips to China and abroud to promote Minnesota.

    May not agree with his policy but he did get that right.

    1. Carl says:

      Yes he did. He had a lot of good and I guess that is why he was voted in for a second term. Yet he artfully delayed the mess we are in today so that he can run for presidient and boast of his accomplishments. I regret voting for him both times.

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