Kentucky tops North Carolina tobacco exports
Kentucky became the leading tobacco-exporting U.S. state for fiscal year 2005, with North Carolina a close second, according to the latest USDA report, “U.S. Agricultural Trade Update—State Exports.”
World Leaf News
The values of tobacco exports (in millions) of the top six exporting states are Kentucky, $339.9; North Carolina, $291.6; Tennessee, $82.1; Virginia, $61.7; South Carolina, $51.8; and Georgia, $39.6.
The total value of U.S. unmanufactured tobacco exports for 2005 was $983.2 million, ranking 14th among U.S. agricultural export values.