Ohio Exports Hit Record $52.1 Billion
A new Commerce Department report shows Ohio companies exported $52.1 billion worth of goods in 2014, which helped the U.S. achieve a record high for goods and services: $2.35 trillion.
Goods exports from Ohio supported an estimated 259,000 U.S. jobs in 2013. On average, jobs in these export-related industries pay up to 18 percent more than non-export-related industries.
Ohio’s top export in 2014 was transportation equipment ($15.7 billion), machinery ($6.9 billion) and chemicals ($6.6 billion).