Mississippi exports reach record high in 2012
Mississippi exports increased by $1.8 billion in 2012, bringing the state’s total export value for the year to a record high of $11.8 billion that news according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).
With the value of Mississippi exports increasing eight percent from 2011, the state ranked among the top 29 states for export growth in 2012. The strong exports performance of states like Mississippi helped contribute to a national record, as well; according to the ITA, exports from the United States totaled $2.2 trillion and supported nearly 10 million American jobs in 2012.
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