Nearly everyone knows the United States imports a lot from China (and if you don’t, you’re probably not a regular reader of The Journal of Commerce), but American companies are increasingly exporting more to the Asian manufacturing juggernaut, too. The U.S. exported $108.6 billion worth of goods to China last year, 6.5 percent more than a year earlier, according to a recent U.S.-China Business Council report.
China, the third-largest market for U.S. exports, following Mexico and Canada, imports a range of products from the United States, including agricultural goods, computers and electronics, chemicals, and transportation equipment. Some states have better fortune tapping the Chinese market, and in some cases, the success stories might surprise you. The following counts down the Top 10 exporting states.