Quick Facts-ND Exports

North Dakota’s exports increased 26% from $3.39 billion in 2011 to $4.29 billion in 2012. North Dakota was the 42th largest exporter among the 50 states in 2012 and had the 4th highest annual export growth rate.

North Dakota’s Top 10 Exporting Industries for 2012



2012 Exports (US$)

2011 Exports (US$)

% Increase/



Oil and Gas

1,182 M

740 M

+ 59.7%


Machinery, except electrical

1,154 M

1,033 M

+ 11.7%


Agricultural Products

504 M

558 M

(-) 9.7%


Food Manufacturers

357 M

235 M

+ 51.9%



334 M

189 M

+ 76.7%


Petroleum and Coal Products

183 M

65 M

+ 181.5%


Transportation Equipment

169 M

204 M

(-) 17.2%


Beverages and Tobacco Products

89 M

72 M

+ 23.6%


Computer and Electronic Products

62 M


(-) 11.4%


Electrical Equipment Appliances & Components

49 M

37 M

+ 32.4%

Source: Trade Stats Express

To view the top 25 export commodities from North Dakota in 2011 click below:


To view the top 25 export country destinations for North Dakota in 2011 click below:


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U.S. Census Bureau

Export statistics consist of goods valued at more than $2,500 per commodity shipped by individuals and organizations (including exporters, freight forwarders, and carriers) from the U.S. to other countries. Export statistics provide a principal economic indicator as well as the most complete and only official source of monthly statistics on U.S. exports.

Please visit: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/data/index.html

TradeStats Express

Here you will find national and state export data. You have the option to retrieve, visualize, analyze, print and download your customized output. To access the site, please visit: http://tse.export.gov/TSE/TSEhome.aspx

United States International Trade Commission

An independent federal agency determining import injury to U.S. industries in antidumping, countervailing duty, and global and China safeguard investigations; directing actions against unfair trade practices involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; supporting policymakers through economic analysis and research on the global competitiveness of U.S. industries; and maintaining the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

To access the site, please visit: http://www.usitc.gov. You can navigate through the Industry and Economic Analysis link or any other information that the USITC offers.

U.S. Department of Labor: Foreign Labor Statistics

The Foreign Labor Statistics (FLS) program provides international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices. The comparisons relate primarily to the major industrial countries, but other countries are included in certain measures.

To access the U.S. Department of Foreign Labor Statistics, please visit: http://www.bls.gov/fls