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Louisiana exports jump up in first quarter

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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana's global exports increased by 3.8 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2013. That's according to figures released Tuesday by the World Trade Center of New Orleans.

At nearly $17.1 billion, the value of those Louisiana exports was the sixth-largest in the nation, behind Texas, California, New York, Washington and Illinois.

At $2.58 billion, an increase of 29.26 percent over first-quarter 2013 purchases, China remained the biggest buyer of Louisiana's exports, which includes goods that originate in and pass through the state.

Mexico was Louisiana's second-biggest customer at $1.4 billion, but that total was 24.1 percent less than Mexico's purchases a year ago.

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