Despite economic headwinds in key markets abroad, California’s export trade posted a respectable September.
In-state businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.13 billion in September, according to an analysis of Wednesday’s U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics.
That was up nearly 7 percent from $13.24 billion in August and down just 2.2 percent from $14.45 billion in September 2014.
California exports of manufactured goods in September edged down by 1.4 percent, to $9.12 billion from $9.25 billion last year. Exports of non-manufactured goods – chiefly agricultural produce and raw materials – tumbled by 6.7 percent, to $1.65 billion from $1.77 billion.
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