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U.S. Exports Hit More Than $175 Billion in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2012  – The United States exported $177.8 billion in goods and services in November, 2011, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Exports of goods and services over the last twelve months totaled $2.089 trillion, which is 32.64 percent above the level of exports in 2009. Over the last twelve months, exports have been growing at an annualized rate of 15.9 percent when compared to 2009, a pace greater than the 15 percent required to double exports by the end of 2014.

“U.S. exports are an integral part to driving the economy towards recovery,” said Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. “Ex-Im Bank is linking American companies to the global marketplace so they can expand sales to create or sustain jobs. We must continue to engage our partners in government and the private sector to find new and innovative ways to finance exporting of U.S. goods and services.”

Over the last twelve months, among the major export markets (i.e., markets with at least $6 billion in annual imports of U.S. goods), the countries with the largest annualized increase in U.S. goods purchases, when compared to 2009, occurred in Turkey (45.4 percent), Panama (40.6 percent), Honduras(37.0 percent), Argentina (33.4 percent), Hong Kong (32.9 percent), Peru (30.7 percent), Chile (29.2 percent), Brazil (29.1 percent), South Africa (28.7 percent), and Thailand (27.7 percent).

Furthering U.S. export growth, Ex-Im Bank approved more than $4.26 billion in total authorizations in the first quarter of FY 2012. This total includes an estimated $789 million in small business financing and$16.6 million in authorizations to renewable-energy projects. Top industry sectors included aircraft, manufacturing, agriculture, services, and information and communications service providers.

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  1. DJ Redman says:

    While those stats sound good at first glance, please see the article here on CDN titled “Anemic GDP Growth Fueled by Massive 4Q Trade Deficits” for a different take on this “news.” In November 2011 we jumped to a total of 47.8 billion dollars in trade deficits, keeping 4q GDP growth at a measly 2.0%. While exporting a little more over a historically low period in 2010 is an improvement, in the grand scope of things the trade deficit is keeping our true growth potential stagnant at best.