Kansas exports up 6.5 percent in 2013

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas’ exports increased 6.5 percent between 2012 and 2013, reaching $12.5 billion.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1hchdl3 ) reports the International Trade Administration says the state’s strongest sales growth in terms of percentages was in exports to Peru, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Brazil and Taiwan.

The main categories of Kansas exports are agricultural products, food and kindred products, transportation equipment, machinery and chemicals.

Wichita is the state’s biggest exporter. In 2012 - the most recent figures available- the Wichita metro area exported $4.3 billion worth of goods. Topeka exported about $265 million in goods, Lawrence exported about $66 million and Manhattan exported $33 million.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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