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Kentucky’s Top Exports

Not only does Kentucky produce roughly 95% of the world’s supply of bourbon whiskey, but many Kentucky businesses are also finding success in today’s global market. Kentucky made products are growing in demand, and this additional revenue source is providing more jobs for Kentuckians and more security for the businesses that employ them. In 2021, over $29.5 billion in goods and services were sold abroad. 

Kentucky’s top export locations in 2021:

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. United Kingdom
  4. China
  5. France

Kentucky’s top export products in 2021:

  1. Aerospace products and parts – $7.9 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals and medicines – $3.3 billion
  3. Motor vehicles – $2.7 billion
  4. Resin, rubber, fiber, and filament – $1.3 billion
  5. Motor vehicle parts – $1.1 billion

Are you interested in making your first export sales, or looking to grow current exports with new customers? The Kentucky Export Initiative was formed to aid existing and prospective businesses unite and streamline international trade through Kentucky. Visit their website here for more facts, information, and assistance on exporting in Kentucky.