Cincinnati-Middletown MSA ranks among nation's top regions for merchandise exports

CINCINNATI - A new government report places the Cincinnati-Middletown metropolitan area among the nation’s top regions for merchandise exports.

The U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s report shows merchandise exports from the Cincinnati-Middletown MSA totaled a record $20 billion in 2012, a 6.5 percent increase over 2011. The Tri-State ranks 16th in the country for merchandise exports, according to the report.

In Ohio, Hamilton County led all counties in the Cincinnati-Middletown MSA with $9.1 billion in exports. In Kentucky, Kenton County totaled $5.8 billion in exports.

Transportation equipment, chemicals, machinery, paper, computer and electronic products were identified as key export categories for the region. Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Brazil and France were among the region’s leading trade partners.

“The growth in metro exports shows that selling internationally has become a much more viable option for many of our state’s businesses,” said Marcia Brandstadt, director of the U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Center in Cincinnati.

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