Central Penn Business Journal has reported that Pennsylvania exports fell more than 7 percent last year as companies shipped fewer goods to eight of the commonwealth's top 10 global markets compared with 2015, according to the International Trade Administration.
Last month, the ITA reported about $36.6 billion in state exports, down from $39.4 billion in 2015.
Global economic challenges and a strong U.S. dollar have been hurting state exports. The commonwealth started 2016 with a 10 percent drop in exports in the first quarter.
Still, exports to China and South Korea posted increases for the year. Exports to China, the commonwealth's No. 3 trade partner, totaled more than $2.2 billion in 2016, up from about $2.1 billion in 2015, according to the ITA.