Examining the role of transportation in export commodity supply chains
Texas for several years has been the top exporting state in the nation, and numerous factors reinforce the state’s competitive position in worldwide trade. Texas exports, valued at $288 billion in 2014, supported an estimated 1.1 million jobs that year. TTI researchers have produced a new series of reports that take a close look at the role of transportation in six of Texas’ export supply chains: cotton, vehicle parts, electronics, liquefied natural gas, plastics, and wood products. The series also identifies exporters’ concerns that can influence the costs of exports and affect the state’s competitiveness in global markets.