Idaho total exports were reported at $1.05 billion for the third quarter of this year, falling from the $1.07 billion reported for the second quarter. This 2.1 percent decline follows the 5.8 percent decrease for the previous quarter. Year-over-year, exports are down 10.2 percent.
Canada was Idaho’s biggest customer, receiving 20.2 percent of third quarter exports. China reclaimed second from Taiwan as the destination for Idaho’s exports, receiving 14.4 percent of total exports compared with Taiwan’s 13.0 percent.
Compared with the total exports of other U.S. states and territories, Idaho maintained its ranking of 42 it held in the second quarter, shipping out 0.3 percent of the nation’s exports, while Texas was the nation’s largest exporter with 17.1 percent and California was second with 11.0 percent.
Source: Global Trade Information Services Inc.