Wisconsin recorded goods exports totaling $8.6 billion in 1995, up 32 percent ($2.1 billion) from 1993. During 1995, Wisconsin was the 22nd largest state exporter of goods.
Wisconsinís jobs supported by goods exports grew an estimated 20 percent (18,043 jobs) since 1993. Export-related jobs pay 13 to 16 percent higher than the national average.
In 1991, the latest year available, Wisconsin exports accounted for 16.2 percent of its manufacturing output and represented 17.3 percent of its total manufacturing employment.
Wisconsin exports of manufactured products were up by 31 percent between 1993 and 1995 (from $6.3 billion in 1993 to $8.2 billion in 1995).
The five largest manufacturing sectors in terms of Wisconsinís exports were: Industrial Machinery and Computers ($3.3 billion of exports in 1995), Scientific and Measuring Instruments ($1.1 billion), Electronic and Electric Equipment ($764.3 million), Transportation Equipment ($542.6 million), and Food Products ($415.2 million). These five sectors accounted for 71 percent of the stateís total exports in 1995.
Among Wisconsinís fastest growing manufactured exports (in millions) were:
|Scientific and Measuring Instruments||$730.6||$1,104.7||51%|
|Electronic and Electric Equipment||$554.2||$764.3||38%|
|Industrial Machinery and Computers||$2,381.2||$3,270.3||37%|
Wisconsin is the countryís 15th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $912 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, feed grains, dairy products, and vegetables, accounted for over 55 percent of Wisconsinís agricultural exports in 1994. Given the 22 percent increase in total U.S. agriculture exports in 1995, agriculture exports from Wisconsin in 1995 will likely range between $1.0 billion and $1.2 billion.
Total exports from Wisconsin to NAFTA countries increased by 24 percent between 1993 (pre-NAFTA) and 1995 (from $2.7 billion in 1993 to $3.3 billion in 1995). During 1995, Canada was Wisconsinís largest export market, while Mexico was Wisconsinís sixth largest export market. Exports to Canada were up by 21 percent ($618.5 million), from $2.4 billion in 1993 to $3.0 billion in 1995. Wisconsinís exports to Mexico were up by 8 percent ($28.9 million), from $314.4 million in 1993 to $343.3 million in 1995.
During 1995, Japan was Wisconsinís second largest export market. Total exports from Wisconsin to Japan were up 48 percent ($288.6 million), from $309.7 million in 1993 to $598.3 million in 1995.
Total exports from Wisconsin to the European Union were up 24 percent ($399.7 million), from $1.6 billion in 1993 to $2.0 billion in 1995.