Sunday, February 15, 2015

Scott Walker on Wisconsin's Exports: The Rest of the Story

Wisconsin Exports Hit Record High in 2014. (E-Update from the Desk of Governor Scott Walker, 2/13/2015)
We have some great news this week, which coincides with our trade mission to the UK! In 2014, Wisconsin businesses exported $23.43 billion in goods worldwide – an all-time high for our state and a 1.4 percent increase over 2013. In the previous four years, total exports for Wisconsin have jumped by 18.3 percent!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (Foreign Trade), the 2010-2013 increase is 16.7%.  (2014 figures not yet available here.)

Wisconsin's share as a percentage of the total is probably a more instructive series of numbers.

 And to where are the majority of goods shipped?

The national trend:  A rising tide lifts all boats.
U.S. Exports Reach $2.3 Trillion in 2013, Set New Record for Fourth Straight Year.  (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2/6/2014)

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