There was positive growth for North Dakota exports in 2018, even with trade tariff uncertainty. The U.S. Census Bureau says the state’s exports had an overall increase of up to $6.8 billion. North Dakota equipment manufacturing segment exports increased 26 percent, along with fertilizer exports. Petroleum contributed about 75 percent of the growth. Tariffs on U.S. products did have a negative impact on agriculture. Ethanol, specialty crops, oilseeds and pork exports declined in 2018.
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