Alabama exports total $19.37 billion in 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Department of Commerce officials say the state’s exports for 2015 totaled $19.37 billion.

Officials said in a release Monday that the figure provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce is below the state’s 2014 total of $19.44 billion and a record $19.58 billion that was set in 2012.

Officials say goods were exported from Alabama to 188 countries in 2015 with transportation equipment being the largest category of exported goods. Other top categories were chemicals, iron and steel, machinery and paper.

Commerce officials say shipments of vehicles manufactured in Alabama increased by 5.8 percent and shipments of machinery increased by 25 percent.

Officials say the top five markets for Alabama exports in 2015 were; Canada, China, Mexico, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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