Oregon exports up 19%


Oregon’s exports are recovering powerfully, thanks largely to high-tech sales and shipments to China.

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Oregon’s exports are recovering powerfully, thanks largely to high-tech sales and shipments to China.

Exports increased by 19% in 2010, with China emerging as by far the state’s most important trade partner.

Oregon companies rang up $17.68 billion in foreign sales last year. That’s short of the $19.4 billion record set in 2008, but still impressive growth in a state seeking to escape double-digit unemployment.

Exports to China, the state’s biggest foreign customer, surged past $4 billion last year after growing even during the recession. Those are record Oregon sales to any country.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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