Michigan recorded goods exports totaling $40.1 billion in 1995, up 34 percent ($10.2 billion) from 1993. During 1995, Michigan was the fourth largest state exporter of goods.
Michiganís jobs supported by goods exports grew an estimated 22 percent (91,728 jobs) since 1993. Export-related jobs pay 13 to 16 percent higher than the national average.
In 1991, the latest year available, Michiganís exports accounted for 19.1 percent of its manufacturing output and represented 20.4 percent of its total manufacturing employment.
Michiganís exports of manufactured products were up by 34 percent between 1993 and 1995 (from $29.3 billion in 1993 to $39.4 billion in 1995).
The five largest manufacturing sectors in terms of Michiganís exports were: Transportation Equipment ($25.2 billion of exports in 1995), Industrial Machinery and Computers ($4.5 billion), Electronic and Electric Equipment ($1.8 billion), Chemical Products ($1.4 billion), and Fabricated Metal Products ($1.4 billion). These five sectors accounted for over 85 percent of the stateís total exports in 1995. The transportation sector alone accounted for nearly 63 percent of the stateís total exports in 1995.
Among Michiganís fastest growing manufactured exports (in millions) were:
|Scientific and Measuring Instruments||$505.9||$813.2||61%|
|Industrial Machinery and Computers||$3,070.4||$4,535.1||48%|
|Primary Metal Industries||$635.6||$864.8||36%|
Michigan is the countryís 17th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $836 million in agricultural exports abroad or 1.9 percent of the U.S. total in 1994 (latest year available for Department of Agriculture state export data). Michiganís largest agriculture export categories, feed grains, soybeans, and vegetables, accounted for more than one-half of Michiganís agricultural exports in 1994. Given the 22 percent increase in total U.S. agriculture exports in 1995, agriculture exports from Michigan in 1995 will likely range between $0.9 billion and $1.1 billion.
Total exports from Michigan to NAFTA countries increased by 39 percent between 1993 (pre-NAFTA) and 1995 (from $21.0 billion in 1993 to $29.2 billion in 1995). During 1995, Canada was Michiganís largest export market, while Mexico was Michiganís second largest export market. Exports to Canada were up by 54 percent ($8.1 billion), from $15.2 billion in 1993 to $23.3 billion in 1995. Michiganís exports to Mexico were up slightly by 1 percent ($56 million), from $5.79 billion in 1993 to $5.85 billion in 1995.
During 1995, Japan was Michiganís third largest export market. Total exports from Michigan to Japan were up nearly 35 percent ($384 million), from $1.1 billion in 1993 to $1.5 billion in 1995.
Total exports from Michigan to the European Union were up more than 34 percent ($1.1 billion), from 3.3 billion in 1993 to $4.5 billion in 1995.