Data shows Arizona exports reached record level in 2019

Feb 11, 2020, 6:00 PM
(AP Photo/Nick Ut)...
(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

PHOENIX — Arizona exports reached a record level in 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The state had $24.7 billion in exports throughout the year, a 9.7% increase from 2018.

Of that, $20.9 billion was manufacturing exports, the highest export amount in terms of dollars since the data has been tracked.

“Increasing trade means more jobs and opportunities for Arizonans,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a press release. “Our relationships with our largest trading partners have never been stronger, and with the recent ratification of the USMCA, we’re ready to take these partnerships even further.”

Arizona’s top international trade partner was Mexico. Trade between the two companies increased by 7.5% in 2019.

The state’s largest exports by dollar value were aerospace parts and products ($3.8 billion), semiconductor and other electronic components ($3.5 billion) and metal ores ($2 billion).

The record export dollar amount also coincided with Arizona adding 84,000 jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, a 2.8% growth.

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Data shows Arizona exports reached record level in 2019