The state Department of Commerce say Kansas companies grew by 6.46 percent last year.
The Department of Commerce's report on Thursday shows that Kansas' total exports were over $12 billion dollars.
Canada, China, Japan and Mexico were the state's top trading partners. The department says exports to China have grown by nearly $1 billion since 2011.
The sales of cereals and other agricultural products bumped the growth.
Cereal exports grew by $686 million, while meat products grew by $298 million dollars.