Reno exported $2.4 billion in goods. Las Vegas exported $2.3 billion. This is a large change from 2015: Las Vegas had $2.9 billion in export value while Reno reached $1.9 billion.
The $500 million gain from can be attributed to a multitude of factors.
*Reno is within a two day driving distance of 62 million people
*The vast trucking network with access to I-80
*Reno-Tahoe Airport's easy and quick access
*Manufacturing moving in due to a tax friendly climate
The top five export categories are as follows:
Primary Metal ($6.45 billion)
Computers and electronics ($1.9 billion)
Miscellaneous Manufacturers ($1.56 billion)
Minerals and ores ($404 million)
Electrical equipment ($305 million)
Switzerland continues to be the top export market for Nevada, followed by India, Canada, China and Mexico.
Nicknamed the "Silver State", Nevada shipped US$12.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a 24.6% uptick from 2016 to 2017 and a 58.1% gain since 2014.
Coins was the fastest-growing among the top 10 export categories, up by 111.9% from 2016.
In second place for improving export sales was unmounted diamonds which rose 75.1%.
Nevada's shipments of cell phones posted the third-fastest gain in value up by 60.3%.
Nevada continues to be the nation's top gold-producing state, contributing 72 percent of the total U.S. gold production in 2017 as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.