In the Southeast, only Florida outpaced Georgia in the shipment of goods overseas, the Georgia Department of Economic Development reported Monday. Nationwide, Georgia ranked 12th in the dollar value of exports by state.
Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore and Japan were Georgia’s top export destinations in 2012, tallying 42 percent of all products shipped overseas. Canada snapped up nearly 20 percent (by value, not volume) of Georgia’s exports by spending billions of dollars on cars, machinery, chicken breasts and kaolin.
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