Key Figures

Economic Activity

GSP (2012): $1.4 trillion

EXPORTS

  • Texas has been the #1 exporting state in the nation for 11 consecutive years.
    • Exports (2012): $264.70 billion
    • Exports (2011): $251.01 billion
    • 5.72% growth from 2011 to 2012
  • Top value-added Texas exports in 2012 were:
    • Petroleum and coal products ($57.25 billion)
    • Chemicals ($46.99 billion)
    • Computer and electronics products ($45.25 billion)
    • Machinery - not electrical ($29.43 billion)
    • Transportation equipment ($25.21 billion)

Texas' largest export market continues to be its NAFTA trading partners, which accounted for over $118.52 billion or about 45% of total state exports during 2012.  Mexico once again ranked as the top export destination with $94.80 billion in Texas exports. Canada ranked second with $23.72 billion; China ranked third at $10.33 billion; Brazil ranked fourth at $10.01 billion; and the Netherlands ranked fifth at $9.48 billion.

IMPORTS

  • Imports (2012 Port Level Data): $377.74 billion
  • Imports (2011 Port Level Data): $360.01 billion
  • 4.92% growth from 2011 to 2012
  • Texas imports by top-ranked commodities in 2011 were:
    • Mineral fuel and oil ($121.84 billion)
    • Electrical machinery ($67.52 billion)
    • Vehicles (except railway or tramway) ($47.24 billion)
    • Industrial machinery, including computers ($44.29 billion)
    • Iron and steel products ($12.47 billion)

For a snapshot of the Texas Trade & FDI Profile, click here.

 

Population & Land Area

  • Area: 261,797 square miles
  • Coastline: 367 miles
  • Population (2010): 25.1 million [map]
  • Population Growth in Past Decade: 20.6% [map]
  • Population Ranking in United States: 2nd
  • Labor Force (April 2013): 12.7 million
  • Largest Cities: Houston (2.2 million), San Antonio (1.3 million), Dallas (1.2 million), Austin (786 thousand)
 

Infrastructure

  • Airports: 380 (26 commercial) [map]
  • Highways: 312,911 miles [map]
  • Rail: 46 freight railroads / 10,425 rail miles / 379.3 million rail tons transported [map]
  • Deep Water Ports: 11 [map]
  • Official Border Ports of Entry: 29 [map]
 


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