Trade Opportunities                             Industry Breakdown
 

 

Petroleum and petroleum refining 

America's 3rd leading producer, number one in offshore exploration and related services.

 

Wood Products 

Major producer of lumber, paper products and plywood.

 

Agriculture

 

Sugar cane(2nd largest U.S. harvest), rice(3rd largest U.S. harvest), cotton, soybeans, sweet potatoes, strawberries and maize. 

 

Seafood 

 

2nd largest in America, shrimp, crawfish, menhaden, oysters, catfish, speckled trout, shark, butterfish.

 

General Manufacturing 

Shipbuilding telephones, apparel, food processing, automotive, electronic and dreamscape products, metal fabrication. 

 



NATURAL RESOURCES

Crude oil   

10% of America's proved reserves

 

Natural gas

25% of America's total gas reserves

Other minerals

 

salt, sulfur, lime, silica sands, lignite

Timber

 

5,900,000 hectares of forest .

Seafood

 

26% of U.S. fisheries catch.




MAIN PORTS

Port
of Baton Rouge

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is strategically located on the Mississippi River and is an integral part of the Louisiana maritime industry and overall economy. Handling a diverse range of cargo and accommodating special requests is a trademark of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, and we have proof: the Port of Greater Baton Rouge ranks among the top ten ports in total tonnage. Present us with a challenge or a unique situation, and we'll always respond with, "We Can Handle That!"

Port of New Orleans

 

With the Mississippi River moving about 500 million tons of cargo each year – including chemicals, coal, timber, iron, steel and more than half of the nation’s grain exports, the Port of New Orleans is America’s gateway to the global market.

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