Data released from the United States Census Bureau shows Texas is the top exporting state for the 20th year in a row.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement today declaring that Texas had more than $375.3 billion in exports in 2021, exceeding both 2019 and 2020 totals, and accounting for more exports than California and New York combined. 

The majority of those exports traversed straight out of Galveston County, Texas. Its two ports, the Port of Texas City and the Port of Galveston, are both major ports in their own right on the Texas Gulf Coast. Additionally, the Houston Ship Channel to the Port of Houston travels straight through Galveston County on its way into and out of Galveston Bay.

“Made in Texas is a powerful global brand, and the Lone Star State continues to dominate the nation in exports thanks to our unrivaled and productive workforce, robust infrastructure, and welcoming business environment,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas also offers unique logistic advantages with easy, dependable access to global trade and supply chain routes via air, land, and sea. When attracting businesses and jobs from across the country and around the globe, one Texas advantage tops them all: We want businesses to succeed in Texas, because when businesses succeed in Texas, all Texans succeed.”

In total, exports in Texas support nearly 1 million Texas jobs.