Missouri Exports



2013 Missouri Exports


Missouri’s exports totaled $12.9 billion in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division and WISERTrade. Quarterly averages exceeded $3.0 billion and were led by first and second quarter activity. Eight export categories increased by over $8 million, including two categories which increased by over $100 million. The top two categories for net increases in exports were Chemicals with a $123.9 million increase and Primary Metal Manufacturing with a $109.9 million increase. The fastest growing export categories were Oil and Gas (279%) and Livestock and Livestock Products (147%).

Four industries exceeded $1 billion in exports and account for 62 percent of all 2013 exports. They include Transportation Equipment ($2.8 billion), Chemicals ($2.3 billion), Food and Kindred Products ($1.6 billion) and Machinery ($1.4 billion). Transportation Equipment’s number one growth industry was Motor Vehicle Parts with an almost 8 percent increase. Next was Motor Vehicles, with $1.6 billion in exports. Basic Chemicals was the fastest growing export of the Chemicals industry with over 28 percent growth from 2012. Overall exports in 2013 were down 7.0 percent from the prior year.

Export Partners


Half of all Missouri’s export income came from the top three recipients. Canada purchased almost $4.0 billion in goods, followed by Mexico ($2.0 billion), and China ($850 million). The top six export recipients remained unchanged from 2012. Germany moved up from 12h place to 7th place and Singapore jumped from 13th place to 10th place which removed Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands from the list of top ten Export Partners.

A significant growth in the purchase of Basic Chemicals and Coal and Petroleum Gases helped increase Germany’s rank. Mexico spent an additional $110.3 million on Copper and $38 million on Basic Chemicals. Singapore showed marked increase of expenditures of Aerospace Products and Parts and Transportation Equipment.

Top Ten Buyers of Missouri's Goods

Rank 2013 Rank 2012 Description Annual 2012 Annual 2013 Net Change from 2012 to 2013 % Change 2013-2014
1 1 Canada 4,154,226,944 3,966,894,446 -187,332,498 -12.06
2 2 Mexico 1,821,947,847 2,005,203,624 183,255,777 5.2
3 3 China 1,141,120,833 849,915,149 -291,205,684 -12.92
4 5 Japan 650,760,838 610,161,701 -40,599,137 -35.07
5 4 Belgium 395,610,032 427,218,042 31,608,010 2.65
6 6 Korea, Republic Of 709,197,353 455,734,958 253,462,395 40.87
7 12 Germany 256,712,372 327,748,855 71,036,483 21.83
8 7 United Kingdom 351,163,423 322,212,737 -28,950,686 29.83
9 8 Singapore 249,709,347 251,675,427 1,966,080 -14.97
10 13 Brazil 318,131,173 270,870,186 -47,260,987 5.02


Global Regions


Missouri exports to North America were almost half of all exports, followed by Asia with over a quarter of Missouri exports.

In the past ten years Missouri exports increased from $7.24 to $12.91 billion, gaining almost 79 percent growth. Asia had the largest growth rate over the last ten years of 442 percent followed by South America (163%), Africa (113%), Central America (88%), Australia and Oceania (75%) and Europe (54%).