Kentucky's Aerospace Industry Leads the Way as Exports Increase
Kentucky’s export totals are on the rise.
Kentucky exported nearly $7 billion in goods and services during the first quarter of the year. That’s a 1.2 percent increase over the same time period last year.
Many Kentuckians would likely be surprised at the state’s number one export. It’s not bourbon or automotive parts.
Instead, it’s aerospace products.
Kentucky exported more than $2.6 billion in aerospace parts between January and March.
That’s an increase of nearly 23 percent over last year’s first quarter.
The state’s top five international trading partners are Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil.