U.S. exports in 2014 set a record for the fifth consecutive year, reaching $2.35 trillion, according to Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce. It was the 5th consecutive year that the U.S. has set an export record. President Obama has made increasing exports a national priority.
Many states are recording all time records. Watch for more information as that data is released and reported.
Last week we were pleased to have Eric Nielsen of the U.S. Commercial Service presenting regional export data at a Global Chamber event - including, ranked by least to most Per Capital Exports in 2014... Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, California, Texas and Louisiana.
Harris County, Texas had more exports than any other state except Texas and California.
Increases in 5 year growth rate have been seen in all 9 states except Utah. Export data in thousands.
|2010||2013||2014||5 Year Growth (2010-14)||1 Year Growth (2013-14)||2014 Population (millions)||2014 Per Capita Exports|
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“Exports have played a critical role in America’s economic comeback, and they continued to do so in 2014,” said Secretary Pritzker.
“President Obama has set an ambitious trade agenda that will open up more markets to ‘Made in America’ goods and services, allowing our businesses to sell their products all over the world so they can expand and hire here at home."
Here's more information from the U.S. Commerce Department: