INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana exports hit a record last year as the number of state-made products leaving for other countries grew at a faster rate than the rest of the nation.
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business found the state's exports topped $34 billion last year. That's up from about $32 billion in 2011.
The Times in Munster reports Indiana's auto industry was the top exporter. The biggest foreign markets for Indiana-made cars and parts are Canada, Mexico, China, Australia, Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Steel was the sixth-biggest export in the state. Northwestern Indiana's mills shipped more than $1 billion worth of products abroad last year.
Economic analyst Tanya Hall says Indiana's growth rate is faster because it makes some of the products that are most in demand internationally.
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