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July 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Washington exports up in 2013 while Northwest flattens

Last week, I reported on how the region’s exports seem to be performing (very well) through May of this year. Now we have the official trade data for last year from the International Trade Administration of the Commerce Department. Washington clocked in $81.6 billion in exports compared with $75.7 billion in 2012. The nearly 8…


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February 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Washington exports push to new high

The Port of Seattle, viewed from Harbor Island. (Photo by Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times, 2012) Washington was one of 16 states that reached record highs in merchandise exports for 2013, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. The state’s $81.9 billion came in third behind Texas and California. Other states in the Pacific Northwest didn’t…


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