According to the U.S. Commerce Department, Ohio was among 16 states that set new records for exports in 2013. That year, the state achieved $50.5 billion in exports, an increase of 3.9 percent from its 2012 total of $48.6 billion. An additional 10 states experienced merchandise export growth in 2013. "Total merchandise exports from the 50 U.S. states helped contribute to the record-setting value of goods and services exports, which reached $2.3 trillion in 2013" – a new record for the fourth consecutive year. For more, read the full news release and access this interact map with national and state merchandise trade data.