Export and Trade Statistics

Exports of manufactured goods, services and agricultural commodities to foreign countries are an extremely important part of Minnesota's economy, accounting for more than $31 billion in revenue annually and tens of thousands of jobs statewide.


2013 Export Reports

Fourth Quarter 2013 
Minnesota exports, including agricultural, mining and manufactured goods, grew to $5.4 billion between the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2013. The increase of 6 percent well outpaced the nation as a whole for the period. Download the Fourth Quarter 2013 Report.

Third Quarter 2013
Minnesota exports, including agricultural, mining and manufactured goods, grew to $5.2 billion between the third quarters of 2012 and 2013. The slight increase of 0.8 percent lagged behind exports for the nation as a whole, which grew 2.8 percent for the period. Download the Third Quarter 2013 Report.

Second Quarter 2013
Minnesota exports, including agricultural, mining and manufactured products, fell 5.7 percent (or about $313 million) between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013 to $5.2 billion. Nationally, exports grew a slight 1.6 percent. Download the Second Quarter 2013 Report.

First Quarter 2013
Minnesota's exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products held steady at $4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013, up a slight $17 million over the same period last year. Manufactured exports alone, which account for the lion's share of the total, were up 1.6 percent. Download the First Quarter 2013 Report.

2012 Export Reports

Annual Export Totals 2012
Minnesota's exports totaled $20.6 billion in 2012, up $246 million from the previous year. Six of Minnesota's top eight industries increased exports in 2012.


Fourth Quarter 2012
Manufacturing, mining and agricultural exports grew slightly (0.6 percent) to $5.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. Manufactured exports alone, which accounted for $4.6 billion of the total, fell by 1.9 percent for the period. Download the Fourth Quarter Report.

Third Quarter 2012
Manufacturing, mining and agricultural exports in the third quarter reached a record $5.1 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year ago. Manufactured exports, which accounted for $4.6 billion the total, rose by nearly 2 percent, or about $79 million, which matched export growth for the nation as a whole. Download the Third Quarter Report

Second Quarter 2012
Manufacturing, mining and agricultural exports in the second quarter reached a record $5.4 billion, up 1.2 percent or $64 million from the same period a year ago. Manufactured exports, which accounted for $4.9 billion the total, rose by 3.4 percent., but grew at a much slower pace than the nation as a whole. Download the Second Quarter Report

First Quarter 2012
Minnesota's exports reached a record $4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 2 percent or $116 million over the same period last year. Manufactured exports, which account for the lion's share of the total, grew at a much slower pace than the nation as a whole. Download the First Quarter Report.

2011 Export Reports

Annual Export Totals 2011
Minnesota's exports totaled $31.2 billion in 2011, up $200 million from the previous year. Total exports include manufacturing, services and agricultural industries.

Fourth Quarter 2011
Minnesota's total exports grew to $5.1 billion in the fourth quarter, an increase of 1.4 percent over the prior year. Manufactured exports were up almost 3 percent to $4.7 billion during the period. Download the Fourth Quarter Report.

Third Quarter 2011
Minnesota's total exports reached $5.1 billion in the third quarter, an increase of 4 percent over the previous year. For the manufacturing sector alone, the state's exports were up almost 5 percent to $4.6 billion. Download the Third Quarter Report.

Second Quarter 2011
Minnesota's exports reached a record $5.3 billion in the second quarter. For the manufacturing sector alone, Minnesota manufactured exports were up 10 percent to $4.7 billion in the second quarter of 2011, while U.S. manufactured exports increased 15 percent. Download the Second Quarter Report.

First Quarter 2011
Minnesota's exports reached a record $4.8 billion in the first quarter, up 13 percent from the previous year. The figure includes both manufactured exports and foreign sales from non-manufacturing industries such as agriculture and mining. Exports of services are not included in the total. Download the First Quarter Report.

All Other Years

Search our archive to view export reports dating back to 2001.