California exporters closed out the first half of 2016 on a familiar note – struggling along amid a rocky international trade environment.
In-state businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.65 billion in June, down 3 percent from $15.11 billion in June last year, according to Friday’s report by Beacon Economics.
Beacon said state exports of manufactured goods in June totaled $8.79 billion, down nearly 7 percent from $9.42 billion in June 2015. Exports of non-manufactured goods – chiefly agricultural products and raw materials – were off by 9.4 percent, falling to $1.54 billion from $1.7 billion last year.
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