Wisconsin businesses made $21 billion from foreign exports last year – here`s who`s buying what we make

Wisconsin companies exported $21.2 billion worth of products to sellers outside the United States in 2016, a dip of about 6 percent from the previous year.

Despite the state`s identity as the Dairy State, manufactured goods are far and away the top Wisconsin exports, including the top five product categories.

The top category, industrial machinery, comprises nearly a quarter of the total and includes heavy equipment like fire trucks and other specialty vehicles made by Oshkosh Corp., mining equipment from Milwaukee`s Joy Global and cranes from Manitowoc Co. Dairy products, including eggs and honey, made up just 1.18 percent of state exports last year.

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