Texas is ranked as the number one exporting state for the 11th year in a row, according to 2012 annual trade data released Saturday by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Texas exports for 2012 totaled $265 billion, a 5.4 percent increase from $251 billion in 2011 and outperformed overall U.S. exports, which only grew by 4.3percent to $1.54 trillion. The state's top export recipients were Mexico, Canada, China, Brazil, and the Netherlands, which respectively imported $94.8 billion, $23.7 billion, $10.3 billion, $10.0 billion, and $9.5 billion in Texas-manufactured goods. Additionally, Texas' top exporting industries in 2012 were petroleum and coal products, chemicals, computer and electronic products, non-electrical machinery, and transportation equipment. Boasting our continued economic success, the governor will travel to California this week to meet with business leaders across a variety of industries to promote doing business in Texas.