Special Report

Top Selling Products From Each State

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> Largest export: Soybeans
> 2019 Soybeans export value: $677.6 million
> Soybeans as share of total state 2019 exports: 9.1%

Nebraska produced a record 333 million bushels of soybeans in 2018. According to the Nebraska Soybean Board, the state exports more than 50% of all soybeans harvested in the state. In 2019, Nebraska exported $677.6 million worth of soybeans, the most of any product category in the state.

Nebraska also exports large volumes of other agricultural products. The state exported $592.3 million worth of fresh beef in 2019, and $396.6 million of corn.

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> Largest export: Gold
> 2019 Gold export value: $2.7 billion
> Gold as share of total state 2019 exports: 29.9%

Gold accounted for nearly 30% of the $9.0 billion of Nevada’s total export in 2019. Nevada produced an estimated 83% of the nation’s gold in 2018 and accounts for 5.4% of global gold production. Mining is critical to the state’s overall economy, as other top exports from Nevada include copper ore and diamonds. Switzerland is the top destination for the state’s exports, followed by India and Canada.


New Hampshire
> Largest export: Aircraft and parts
> 2019 Aircraft and parts export value: $1.3 billion
> Aircraft and parts as share of total state 2019 exports: 23.1%

New Hampshire exported $1.3 billion worth of aircraft and aircraft parts in 2019, the most of any product category in the state. One of the largest aircraft parts manufacturers in the state is GE Aviation, which opened a plant in Hooksett in 1966. Today, the Hooksett facility employs approximately 900 workers and manufactures about 3,000 different engine parts. Other aircraft parts manufacturers in the state include Safran Aerospace Composites in Rochester and BAE Systems in Nashua.

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New Jersey
> Largest export: Platinum
> 2019 Platinum export value: $2.4 billion
> Platinum as share of total state 2019 exports: 6.8%

Palladium is a platinum metal that is used in most pollution-control devices in cars and trucks. In recent years, the price of palladium has risen dramatically as more countries have instituted stricter emissions standards and as demand for the metal has increased. In New Jersey, exports of platinum rose by 59.1% from 2018 to $2.4 billion in 2019. New Jersey also exported $1.5 billion worth of scrap precious metal, its second leading export.

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New Mexico
> Largest export: Office machinery parts
> 2019 Office machinery parts export value: $1.2 billion
> Office machinery parts as share of total state 2019 exports: 25.5%

The total value of New Mexico’s office machinery parts exports in 2019 was more than double the value the year before. These items, including motherboards and microprocessors, were worth about $1.2 billion and accounted for over a quarter of the state’s total exports in 2019. Intel, company that makes products like these, employs over 1,800 workers at its Rio Rancho location.

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