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.