Brisk Trade with BRIC Nations

In the last five years, the dollar value of Texas exports to the rapidly growing “BRIC” nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – has risen dramatically.

The most common Texas exports to the BRIC nations include chemicals, machinery and computers and electronics equipment.

Brazil

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Top Texas Exports to Brazil, 2010
(amounts in thousands)
Chemical Manufacturers $2,413,966
Petroleum & Coal Products $1,689,285
Machinery Manufacturers $1,074,048
Computers & Electronics $721,310
Transportation Equipment $334,493
All Other $927,779
TOTAL $7,160,882

Russia

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Top Texas Exports to Russia, 2010
(amounts in thousands)
Machinery Manufacturers $552,936
Chemical Manufacturers $289,763
Computer & Electronic Products $108,595
Food & Kindred Products $70,329
Transportation Equipment $59,380
All Other $147,994
TOTAL $1,228,998

India

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Top Texas Exports to India, 2010
(amounts in thousands)
Chemical Manufacturers $840,994
Petroleum & Coal Products $312,942
Machinery Manufacturers $309,409
Computers & Electronics $211,339
Waste & Scrap $112,061
All Other $329,449
TOTAL $2,116,195

China

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Top Texas Exports to China, 2010
(amounts in thousands)
Chemical Manufacturers $3,559,540
Computers & Electronics $1,631,019
Crop Production $1,588,455
Machinery Manufacturers $1,033,417
Waste & Scrap $692,977
All Other $1,769,940
TOTAL $10,275,348

Source: U.S. International Trade Administration

Texas Exports to BRIC Nations, 2005-2010 (amounts in thousands)
Nation 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Increase,
2005-2010
Brazil $2,297,974 $3,184,235 $3,905,353 $5,959,939 $5,043,516 $7,160,882 211.6%
Russia $613,688 $770,592 $1,177,181 $1,651,628 $962,637 $1,228,998 100.3%
India $967,723 $1,118,585 $1,645,840 $1,929,183 $1,943,571 $2,116,195 118.7%
China $4,944,881 $6,641,464 $8,278,906 $8,421,576 $8,906,959 $10,275,348 107.8%