Louisiana exports grew by 9.3 percent to $32.1 billion during the first half of the year. That's according to figures from the World Trade Center of New Orleans.
The export growth — fueled by agriculture and oil and gas goods — enabled Louisiana to remain in sixth place among all of the states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Louisiana accounted for 3.6 percent of the $804 billion in total U.S. exports through midyear.
Louisiana's two main export markets remained unchanged from 2013, with Mexico and China retaining 10.4 percent and 9.5 percent of the market share, respectively, followed by Canada, the Netherlands and Japan, with Colombia, Egypt, France, Brazil and Panama close behind.