- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A new federal report shows the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area exported a record high $61.9 billion in goods last year, ranking it as the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area in exports.

The U.S. Department of Commerce says the Seattle metropolitan area exported about $5.3 billion more in goods last year, a 9 percent jump from 2013.

The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area accounted for more than three-fourths of Washington state’s merchandise exports last year.

Top export markets included China, Japan, Canada, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Computer and electronic products led the way, followed by the fishing, hunting and trapping category.

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