Pennsylvania recorded goods exports totaling $19.1 billion in 1995, up 31 percent ($4.5 billion) from 1993. During 1995, Pennsylvania was the 10th largest state exporter of goods.
Pennsylvania’s jobs supported by goods exports grew an estimated 19 percent (38,104 jobs) since 1993. Export-related jobs pay 13 to 16 percent higher than the national average.
In 1991, the latest year available, Pennsylvania’s exports accounted for 16.8 percent of its manufacturing output and represented 17.7 percent of its total manufacturing employment.
Pennsylvania’s exports of manufactured products were up by 31 percent between 1993 and 1995 (from $13.6 billion in 1993 to $17.9 billion in 1995).
The five largest manufacturing sectors in terms of Pennsylvania’s exports were: Chemical Products ($3.8 billion of exports in 1995), Industrial Machinery and Computers ($3.2 billion), Electronic and Electric Equipment ($2.6 billion), Primary Metal Industries ($2.0 billion), and Transportation Equipment ($1.3 billion). These five sectors accounted for over 65 percent of the state’s total exports in 1995.
Among Pennsylvania's fastest growing manufactured exports (in millions) were:
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Pennsylvania is the country’s 27th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $431 million in agricultural exports abroad or 1.0% of the U.S. total in 1994 (latest year available for Department of Agriculture state export data). The two largest export categories, Live Animals and Meat (excluding poultry), and Other Products (mainly confectionery, nursery and greenhouse, essential oils, beverages, or other miscellaneous animal and vegetable products), accounted for over 42 percent of Pennsylvania’s agricultural exports in 1994. Given the 22 percent increase in total U.S. agriculture exports in 1995, agriculture exports from the state of Pennsylvania in 1995 will likely range between $500 million and $550 million.
Total exports from Pennsylvania to NAFTA countries increased by 13 percent between 1993 (pre-NAFTA) and 1995 (from $5.2 billion in 1993 to $5.8 billion in 1995). During 1995, Canada was Pennsylvania’s largest export market, while Mexico was Pennsylvania’s fourth largest export market. Exports to Canada were up by 10 percent ($509 million), to $5.0 billion in 1995. Pennsylvania’s exports to Mexico were up by 18 percent ($154 million), to $863 million in 1995.
During 1995, Japan was Pennsylvania’s third largest export market. Total exports from Pennsylvania to Japan were up 23 percent ($259 million), to $1.2 billion in 1995.
Total exports from Pennsylvania to the European Union were up 43 percent ($1.4 billion), to $4.7 billion in 1995.