Wyoming exports up in 2012

Sep 6, 2012 The Associated Press

CASPER -- Wyoming exports of soda ash, energy, equipment and other merchandise to customers overseas rose 24 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.

According to the U.S. International Trade Administration, Wyoming's exports climbed in value from $579 million in the first half of last year to $718 million.

Key merchandise categories included chemicals, machinery, petroleum products, minerals, ores, oil and natural gas.

The top destinations for Wyoming products are found on several continents. Exports to Tunisia climbed 88 percent, while the Netherlands purchased 68 percent more from Wyoming.

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