Missouri recorded goods exports totaling $6.1 billion in 1995, up 17 percent ($0.9 billion) from 1993. During 1995, Missouri was the 23rd largest state exporter of goods.
Missouriís jobs supported by goods exports grew an estimated 6 percent (4,709 jobs) since 1993. Export-related jobs pay 13 to 16 percent higher than the national average.
In 1991, the latest year available, Missouri exports accounted for 15.1 percent of its manufacturing output and represented 15.3 percent of its total manufacturing employment.
Missouriís exports of manufactured products were up by 21 percent between 1993 and 1995 (from $4.3 billion in 1993 to $5.2 billion in 1995).
The five largest manufacturing sectors in terms of Missouriís exports were: Chemical Products ($1.6 billion of exports in 1995), Industrial Machinery and Computers ($656.6 million), Transportation Equipment ($629.1 billion), Electronic and Electric Equipment ($518.9 million), and Food Products ($428.6 million). These five sectors accounted for over 63 percent of the stateís total exports in 1995.
Among Missouriís fastest growing manufactured exports (in millions) were:
|Fabricated Metal Products||$209.0||$299.2||43%|
|Electronic and Electric Equipment||$402.5||$518.9||29%|
|Industrial Machinery and Computers||$532.1||$656.6||23%|
Missouri is the countryís 16th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $898 million in agricultural exports abroad or 2.1% of the U.S. total in 1994 (latest year available for Department of Agriculture state export data). The largest export categories, soybeans and feed grains, accounted for over 60 percent of Missouriís agricultural exports in 1994. Given the 22 percent increase in total U.S. agriculture exports in 1995, agriculture exports from Missouri in 1995 will likely range between $1.0 billion and $1.1 billion.
Total exports from Missouri to NAFTA countries increased by 17 percent between 1993 (pre-NAFTA) and 1995 (from $1.9 billion in 1993 to $2.3 billion in 1995). During 1995, Canada was Missouriís largest export market, while Mexico was Missouriís second largest export market. Exports to Canada were up by 9 percent ($117 million), from $1.4 billion in 1993 to $1.5 billion in 1995. Missouriís exports to Mexico were up by 35 percent ($201.1 million), from $576.7 million in 1993 to $777.8 million in 1995.
During 1995, Japan was Missouriís fourth largest export market. Total exports from Missouri to Japan were up 5 percent ($14.4 million), from $276.2 million in 1993 to $290.6 million in 1995.
Total exports from Missouri to the European Union were up 38 percent ($385 million), from 1.0 billion in 1993 to $1.4 billion in 1995.