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No. 1 for Exports, China Keeps Louisiana Ranked on Top for FDI

Chinese commerce is already a transformative force in Louisiana’s economy, with extensive trade and recent cross-border investment linking the two more strongly than ever before.

Notable Chinese Investment in Louisiana

  • Sea Mark Management Inc. & Yuan Hua Technical & Supply Corporation – China Ocean Shipping Companies Group (COSCO) companies providing logistics, ship agency and technical support

Trade Between China and Louisiana

Exports to China
Milling Products; Malt; Starch; Inulin; Wht Gluten$7.4 billion
Cereals$3.7 billion
Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax$3.2 billion
Organic Chemicals$294.9 million
Plastics And Articles Thereof$223.2 million
Meat And Edible Meat Offal$56.3 million
Miscellaneous Chemical Products$55.6 million
Ores, Slag And Ash$52.2 million
Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd$40.1 million
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts$39.4 million
TOTAL$15.3 BILLION
Imports from China
Organic Chemicals $510.4 million
Plastics And Articles Thereof$243.1 million
Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd$181.2 million
Salt; Sulfur; Earth & Stone; Lime & Cement Plaster$116.6 million
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts $116.1 million
Base Metals Nesoi; Cermets; Articles Thereof$73.1 million
Iron And Steel $64.9 million
Articles Of Iron Or Steel$58.8 million
Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories $50.3 million
Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts$47.5 million
TOTAL$1.4 BILLION

Cultural Ties and Resources

Louisiana State University’s exchange program fosters connections with China for students from all over the state. Learn more here.

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