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By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
February 15, 2011

Despite the beating the Obama Administration has taken on its trade policies, one fact is indisputable: Exports of U.S. goods and services grew 16.6 percent in calendar year 2010.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. exports totaled about $1.8 trillion for calendar year 2010, up 16.6 percent from 2009 when they totaled about $1.57 trillion. Exports for December totaled $163 billion, the highest monthly figure since July 2008.

In another report of growing U.S. exports, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) posted strong first-quarter results for Fiscal Year 2011, with small business authorization volume in dollars jumping 22.46 percent over the same quarter of 2010.

“We are delighted with the continuing growth trend. The United States remains on track to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling exports and supporting two million American jobs by 2015,” said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg.

Among the major export markets (defined as markets averaging at least $500 million per month in imports of U.S. goods), the largest percentage increases in U.S. goods purchases occurred in Turkey (48.7 percent), Panama (41.4 percent), Taiwan (40.8 percent), Peru (37.2 percent), Indonesia (35.9 percent), Korea (35.8 percent, Brazil (35.5 percent), Malaysia (34.4 percent), Argentina (33.1 percent), and China (32.2 percent).

In addition, Ex-Im Bank reported it authorized an estimated $8 billion in total authorizations for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 (October, November and December, 2010), supporting nearly $9.3 billion in export sales and 66,000 American jobs in communities across the country.

And the news gets better:

“We expect a higher overall authorization rate for Fiscal Year 2011 than in fiscal 2010,” Hochberg said.


For more latest news and insight revolving around global trade and logistics services, visit our Critical Topics page on Global Trade.

About the Author

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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