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Kansas International Trade Summary

2022 Kansas Export Statistics Executive Summary

Kansas exports reached an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. Compared with last year’s data, exports surged by $1.42 billion, representing an 11.36 percent growth. The previous highs for state exports occurred in 2021 and 2008, and both topped out at $12.5 billion. The pent-up demand due to the ongoing global pandemic, the higher prices for products, and trading partners’ fiscal and monetary policy actions are likely to be the significant contributing factors behind the growth.

The combined value of the top ten exported commodities was $10.72 billion, which increased by 11.63 percent since 2021. The most significant gains were seen in the aircraft and parts category, vehicle and parts category, electric machinery category, and industrial machinery category, which increased by $311 million, $248 million, $200 million, and 199 million respectively. By contrast, the cereals category decreased by $133 million, the beverages category shrunk by $39 million, and the special classification category dropped by $30 million. The beverages category includes ethyl alcohol, a major ingredient for hand sanitizer and other cleaning products now experiencing post pandemic demand reductions and the special classification category includes products such as repaired goods.  

In the five-state region, including Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, the average export value was $11.2 billion, which is $2.76 billion less than the Sunflower State.

Below are some highlights regarding key international markets and commodities:

2022 Kansas Exports Top Ten Markets

Country (with 2021 rank)% of Total
KS Exports
% of Change
2021-2022
Exports (Millions)
2022
Exports (Millions)
2021
Exports (Millions)
2020
1 Mexico (1)22.41%13.39%$3,129$2,759$2,079
2 Canada (2)18.87%28.84%$2,636$2,046$1,687
3 Japan (4)7.33%-4.51%$1,023$1,072$903
4 China (3)5.17%-35.81%$722$1,124$722
5 Republic Of Korea (5)4.34%4.91%$606$578$421
6 Germany (6)3.79%10.28%$529$479$394
7 Singapore (8) 2.75%19.63%$383$320$278
8 Australia (10) 2.51%11.82%$351$314$208
9 Brazil (11) 2.46%25.48%$344$274$287
10 United Kingdom (7)2.40%-10.44%$335$374$375
Top 10 Total72.02%7.68%$10,057$9,340$7,354
Total Kansas Exports 11.36%$13,965$12,541$10,405

2022 Kansas Exports Top Ten Commodity Classifications

Commodity Classification% of Total
KS Exports
% Change
2021-2022
Exports (Millions)
2022
Exports (Millions)
2021
Exports (Millions)
2020
Aircraft & Parts17.56%14.53%$2,452$2,141$1,724
Meat And Edible Meat Offal15.19%3.43%$2,122$2,051$1,602
Industrial Machinery9.59%17.45%$1,339$1,140$916
Cereals9.56%-9.06%$1,335$1,468$985
Electric Machinery8.68%19.71%$1,212$1,012$851
Oil Seeds4.89%8.93%$683$627$634
Vehicles & Parts 3.60%97.31%$503$255$350
Food Industry Residues & Waste3.32%25.20%$463$370$268
Optic & Medical Instruments2.47%11.49%$345$309$311
Inorganic Chemicals1.89%16.20%$264$227$232
Top 10 Total76.75%11.63%$10,718$9,602$7,873
Total Kansas Exports 11.36%$13,965$12,541$10,405
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