Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pennsylvania Becoming a Major Player in International Trade

Acccording to Governor Renell's Office, Pennsylvania jumped over five other states last year in the volume of goods exported to other countries. According to the federal government, Pennsylvania companies increased exports by $4 billion in 2005 to $22.3 billion, or a 20-percent increase in total exports. Further, since 2002, Pennsylvania has experienced the largest rise in exports among U.S. states at 41 percent. We now rank ninth among states in the total dollar value of exports, up from 14th last year.

1 comment:

Jared Goyette said...

I'm curious though, what percentage of that export growth came from agriculture or food products that were supported by government subidies? That's more dumping than exporting. Its hard to make sense of those numbers without more detail, or at least a link to the specifics.

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