Exports can bring in big business for not only countries but for states as well. Washington has airplanes thanks to Boeing and Texas has oil.

What about Montana though? What is our biggest export? Grain, beef or timber? Nope.

Howmuch.net created a map of the biggest export for every state using data from the US Census Bureau and for Montana it's very surprising. According to the map, the biggest export for Montana is ... tobacco.


To be more specific, it's cigarettes containing tobacco. Montana exported over $200 million dollars worth over the past year.

Did you expect tobacco to be Montana's biggest export? Did you think it was timber, beef or grain? Let us know what you thin about it.

For more details, check out Howmuch.net's map.

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