Georgia Exports Soar to Record $49.7 Billion in 2023, Governor Kemp Announces

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Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) have announced that Georgia’s exports surged to a new high in 2023, surpassing $49.7 billion. This milestone exceeds the previous record of $47 billion set in 2022. Georgia now ranks seventh in the United States for trade value, facilitating over $186 billion in total trade to 222 countries and territories. Additionally, the state ranks twelfth for export value.

Governor Kemp stated, “For the third year in a row, Georgia has broken every record when it comes to exports, bringing billions of dollars to communities all across the state. With an estimated 87 percent of those exports coming from small businesses, these numbers are further evidence of just how Georgia means opportunity for all.”

Top exports for 2023 included civilian aircraft products, motor vehicles, turbojets and turbines, poultry, and chemical woodpulp products. Canada, Mexico, China, Germany, and Singapore were the top destinations for Georgia exports.

GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson highlighted the role of international representatives in facilitating Georgia’s exports, stating, “For decades, our international representatives in overseas markets have helped find the right homes for Georgia products and Georgia-made goods.”

The top five bilateral trading partners for Georgia in 2023 were Mexico, South Korea, Canada, China, and Germany. Notably, there was significant year-over-year growth in total trade between Georgia and South Korea.

Lizann Grupalo, GDEcD Deputy Commissioner of International Trade, emphasized the importance of trade in building a resilient economy and job creation. She stated, “Trade builds a more resilient economy, allowing businesses to shift their strategies as market opportunities evolve, and has a ripple effect in terms of job creation.”

Georgia’s international trade efforts continue to be supported by representatives in key markets around the world, with markets with full-time representation accounting for a significant portion of exports and bilateral trade in 2023.

To read the full 2023 trade report, click here.