According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau USA Trade platform, Texas is the biggest exporter among U.S. states. Texas biggest export commodity were oil and petroleum products, which made approximately one third of Texan exports in 2019. Other goods shipped abroad from the Lone Star State were computer parts, aircraft parts and integrated circuits. Cotton still made up one percent of Texan exports.
All in all, Texas exported almost 18 percent of its economic output in 2018. California was the second-strongest exporter in the U.S. but did not come close to Texas’ US$330 billion dollars worth of exports. At US$173 billion, California exported aircraft parts as well as integrated circuits and semi-conductor machinery. Diamonds and almonds also showed up on the list of the biggest export goods from California.
Surprising entries on the list of the biggest exporters among U.S. states were Washington state and Louisiana in spots four and five, respectively. While Washington exports rely on Boeing’s output of airplanes and airplane parts for half of the state’s exports, Louisiana's strong suits are petroleum products, corn and soy.