exports

Missouri Exports
5:03 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Missouri exports grow at record-setting pace

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Missouri exports are growing at a record-setting pace this year and trade with markets in Asia is up more than 24 percent this year alone.

Tim Nowak, executive director of World Trade Center St. Louis, said low paying manufacturing jobs in Asia have created a consumer market for Missouri products.

Nowak said that, in turn, translates to jobs in St. Louis.  

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Illinois Exports
2:41 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Ill. exports rose in first quarter to highest level in over a decade

Illinois exports rose more than 17 percent in the first quarter to their highest level in more than a decade.

The increase was driven by sales of industrial machinery, petroleum and coal products, automobiles and chemicals. The export of products to build roads and factories in China and Brazil also helped boost the numbers.

An announcement from Gov. Pat Quinn's office says exports for January through March reached $17.2 billion. That's compared with $14.7 billion from the same period last year.

The governor has set a goal of doubling the state's exports by 2014.

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Mo. exports
2:34 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Mo. exports hit another record in 2011

A Chinese cargo plane lands at Lambert Airport on Sept. 23, 2011. The country was Missouri's third largest trading partner in 2011, which was a record year for exports from the state.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri companies exported $14.1 billion worth of goods and services last year, according to new data from the World Trade Center St. Louis and the World Institute for Strategic Economic Research.

That's a record level of exports, officials say - $500 million higher than the previous record, which was set in 2007. The state's biggest customers were Canada, Mexico and China, with China's consumption of goods like copper scrap, fan parts, and semiconductor devices growing another 18 percent in 2011.

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Missouri / China
5:41 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Mo. reaches $200M export agreement with China

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and China's Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong during a state dinner in Feb. 2010.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri officials have completed an agreement to boost exports and investment in northwestern China by $200 million.

Gov. Jay Nixon's office said Friday that the deal calls for state Department of Economic Development to work with officials in Xinjiang Uygur to increase Missouri exports from 2012 to 2014.

Nixon in China
10:18 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Missouri reaches $4.4 billion trade agreement with China

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and China's Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong during a state dinner in Feb. 2010.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri will sell around $4.4 billion worth of agricultural products to China, in a trade agreement announced today by Governor Jay Nixon (D).

Speaking to reporters via conference call from Beijing, Nixon said exports from Missouri will increase by more than a billion dollars between 2012 and 2014.

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Economy
5:04 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Missouri exports up in Q1

Coal, one of Missouri's top export products this year.
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Missouri exports are up 18 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That’s according to data released Thursday by the World Trade Center Saint Louis.

The total dollar value of Missouri exports in Q1 was $3.4 billion, compared to $2.9 billion in 2010.

Tim Nowak is the Director of the World Trade Center.  He says Asian markets continue to show the biggest growth potential for Missouri.

“Some of the highest growth that we’re seeing, double-digit growth is in Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, China,” says Nowak.

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Mo. Exports Increase
3:36 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Missouri's exports jump by 35 percent

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon looks at some of the traditional dry-cured Italian meats, hanging in Volpi Foods, during a tour in St. Louis on March 3, 2011.Nixon used the setting to announced that Missouri exports grew 35 percent in 2010.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri’s exports grew by 35 percent last year, and the state’s governor is visiting several businesses today to spread the news.

Governor Jay Nixon stopped at Volpi Foods this morning, a family-owned business on The Hill in St. Louis, which exports dry-cured Italian meats to several countries.

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Missouri Exports
12:41 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Missouri exports rise 36 percent, outpace national average by 15 percent in 2010

Canada, Mexico and China are the top customers for Missouri goods in an export market that jumped 36 percent in 2010, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.

The data reflecting the jump is from the World Trade Center St. Louis.

Tim Nowak, executive director at the World Trade Center, says the growth was driven primarily by industrial products and manufactured goods.

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