Michigan exports to Mexico, China booming


By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

Mexico and China have been painted by many politicians and unions as enemies to the American economy.

Those two countries and Canada helped Michigan set a record for exports in 2013 of $58.46 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, topping the 2012 mark of $56.99 billion.

Canada was the No. 1 consumer of Michigan goods at $25.94 billion, up from $25.4 billion in 2012. Mexico was No. 2 at $12.17 billion, a 16 percent increase from 2012. China was No. 3 at $4.15 billion, a 27 percent increase from 2012.

Michigan’s exports to China have increased from $211 million in 2000 to $4.15 billion in 2013.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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