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Virginia's Exports Increased 8 Percent

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Virginia's exports increased 8 percent in 2010 to $29 billion, according to recent data from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership's international trade office.

Virginia is now the 22nd largest exporting state in the country.

The Commonwealth's top commodity in 2010 was integrated circuits. Coal was second, followed by parts for aircraft and spacecraft, paper, pharmaceuticals, soybeans, and printing machinery.

Canada topped the list of destinations for Virginia exports. China was second on the list and Singapore was third.

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