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 $33 billion in revenue annually and tens of thousands of jobs statewide.


2014 Export Reports

First Quarter 2014
Minnesota's exports from manufacturing, mining and agriculture were $5 billion in the first quarter, up 2 percent from the prior year. Exports for the nation as a whole were up about 2.6 percent. Download the First Quarter 2014 Report.

2013 Export Reports

Annual Export Totals 2013
Minnesota's exports from manufacturing, mining and agriculture were $20.7 billion in 2013.  Total exports, which also include services, were estimated at $33 billion in 2013. Download the 2013 Annual Export Report.

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.

All Other Years

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