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Exporting and International Trade

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Minnesota is the 5th Largest Agricultural Exporting State in the Nation!

Minnesota Ag Exports by World Region - Americas 38%; Europe 9%; Africa 3%; Middle East 4%; Former Soviet Union 1%; Asia, Pacific, and Oceania 45%.Minnesota’s agricultural exports brought in $6.3 billion in 2015. Agricultural exports account for more than one-third of the state’s total exports.

Our top export commodities include soybeans, corn, pork, and feed – but we’re also home to many leading processed food companies, with products ranging from snack foods to frozen entries to bakery products.

Minnesota’s primary export markets are China, Mexico, Japan, Canada, South Korea, and Taiwan. Emerging markets, such as, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Colombia, are beginning to gain importance for the state’s food and agricultural exporters. 

Minnesota Agricultural Export Profile (PDF: 936 KB / 10 pages) 





MDA Contact

Jeffrey Phillips, International Trade Manager
jeffrey.phillips@state.mn.us, 651-201-6220

Brian Erickson, Domestic/International Marketing, Tradeshow Support, Business Development
brian.j.erickson@state.mn.us, 651-201-6539

Su Ye, Domestic & International Market Research; China & Taiwan Trade
su.ye@state.mn.us, 651-201-6384

Emily Jerve, Marketing Supervisor
emily.jerve@state.mn.us, 651-201-6189

Ag Marketing & Development Division