Texas continues to rely on exports to drive its growth. In another report, the Department of Commerce estimated that in 2011, over one-quarter (26.1 percent) of all manufacturing workers in Texas depended on exports for their jobs. The state’s largest market was Mexico. The Houston area was the largest metropolitan merchandise exporter in 2012 at $110.3 billion. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex followed at $27.8 billion and the San Antonio area followed at $14 billion. The Austin area exported $9 billion in merchandise in 2012.