Another record-setting year for Ga. exports; poultry among top 5 products

Gov. Brian Kemp Wednesday joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) in announcing that the state surpassed $49.7 billion in exports in 2023, eclipsing the record-setting $47 billion in 2022. And, once again, the poultry industry, centered here in northeast Georgia, was a major player, coming in fourth on the list of the top five export industries in the state.

Georgia currently ranks seventh in the U.S. for dollar value of trade, facilitating more than $186 billion in total trade to 222 unique countries and territories, and 12th in the country for dollar value of exports.

“For the third year in a row, Georgia has broken every record when it comes to exports, bringing billions of dollars to communities all across the state,” Kemp said. “With an estimated 87 percent of those exports coming from small businesses, these numbers are further evidence of just how Georgia means opportunity for all. International trade touches every county in the state, supporting jobs in logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, and more. You can truly make anything here and reach markets all over the world.” Top exports for 2023 included civilian aircraft products, motor vehicles, turbojets and turbines, poultry, and chemical wood pulp products.

To read the full 2023 trade report, click here.