Georgia ranks as a top exporting state for the first time ever


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Georgia was ranked as a top exporting state for the first time last year. Despite impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the state exported $38.8 billion in goods, reaching 215 countries and territories.

Export container volumes moving through Georgia’s deepwater ports were led by food, forest products, cotton, clay, automotive goods and chemicals. Approximately 90 percent of Georgia merchandise exports are manufactured goods, and the state’s manufacturing exports have grown by more than 30 percent over the last 10 years.

“I am incredibly proud of our Georgia businesses and our state agencies who have dedicated so much time and effort to help Peach State businesses of all sizes push forward in 2020,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “Over the last year, hardworking Georgians showed their tenacity and their determination to transform obstacles into opportunities, and these numbers are yet another example of their strength.”