North Carolina's Exports Boom in First Half of 2013 | Eastern North Carolina Now | The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) reports North Carolina merchandise exports increased 6 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, growing from $14.1 billion to $14.8 billion.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    For Immediate Release:

Merchandise export sales already outpacing 2012 by 6 percent

    Raleigh, NC     The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) reports North Carolina merchandise exports increased 6 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, growing from $14.1 billion to $14.8 billion.

    "These results show that there is increasing global demand for products made or grown in North Carolina," said Governor Pat McCrory. "Our administration is committed to providing businesses the support they need to get their products to the international marketplace."

    According to the ITA, North Carolina's merchandise export sales for the first half of 2013 boomed in many top destinations, including India (up 86 percent), France (67 percent), Ireland (62 percent), Saudi Arabia (44 percent) and China (12 percent). Key merchandise export categories include chemicals, machinery manufactures, transportation equipment, computer and electronic products, and textiles.

    The International Trade Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce works with North Carolina companies to enter worldwide markets and develop export opportunities. Services that international trade experts provide include market research, establishing best market prospects, identifying customers and partners, and other value-added services. The N.C. Department of Commerce maintains offices around the globe to support export activity and to facilitate direct investment in North Carolina. The U.S. Export Assistance Center in Charlotte also works with companies to enhance export opportunities.

    For more information about the impact of exports in North Carolina, please visit www.trade.gov/mas/ian and the N.C. Department of Commerce at www.nccommerce.com. Businesses can order the Basic Guide to Exporting at www.export.gov/basicguide.


    Contact: Crystal Feldman
      govpress@nc.gov
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Business

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all but two of North Carolina’s counties in June, according to the latest release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
It has begun, and it will be a process, but know this NOW: Beaufort County Now (BCN), created by Symbiotic Networks (SNI), has evolved to a point that this online publication's most natural progression is to transition into Eastern NC NOW (ENC NOW).
Lower income taxes allow people to keep more of their hard-earned money and spend it on their needs
Bidenflation is hitting Americans across the board, according to a new study.
The “Inflation Reduction Act” would be a disaster for many. Taxes would rise for nearly every income group, devastating low-income households in particular.
Scratching Beneath the Surface Reveals a Struggling Labor Market
With so many changes taking place at once, it can be difficult to see where exactly the finance sector is headed. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how loans are shaping the future of the finance industry and why these changes are inevitable.
North Carolina has one of the best rainy-day funds in the country, according to a Pewstrust.org article.
Worries over impact of recession grows as Meta, Alphabet look to restrict or freeze hiring

HbAD1

The NC Chamber's general counsel claims a group of state "business leaders" misrepresented the Chamber chair's role in the Leandro school funding case.
Gov. Roy Cooper had an op-ed published today in the Raleigh News & Observer calling out the hospital lobby as an obstacle to Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.
Today, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $445,582 in funding to support projects through the Open Grants Program and $1,382,782.18 to support rural broadband to community anchor institutions through MCNC.
China’s aggressive response to Pelosi’s visit emphasizes the need for the U.S. to produce its own semiconductors
Inflation is at 9.1%, the economy is in a recession, and after a year of back and forth, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) agreed to a massive tax and spending bill.
Raleigh and Asheville were named in Livability.com's Top 20 Places to Live, based in part on ease of remote work.
One of the largest power plants on hydrogen fuel cells is planned to be constructed in South Korea. The power plant should be able to generate up to 78.96 MW of electricity. It also should be able to remove the microparticles from the air from the liquefied natural gas power plants.
98,600 buyers from foreign countries purchased residential real estate in the U.S. from April 2021-March 2022.

HbAD2

We all have witnessed examples of the worker shortage. Signs in business windows that read: “now hiring,” “please be patient, we are short on staff,” and “reduced hours” abound.
On July 27, Democrat U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Chuck Schumer of New York announced they had reached a deal on a budget reconciliation bill they were calling the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”
Rocky Mount Opportunities Industrialized Center, Inc. (OIC) is helping build the Nash and Edgecombe workforce through its enhanced Integrated Training Academy for people with barriers to employment.
The Biden administration is in denial over looming GDP report, scheduled for Thursday
A group describing itself as "recognized leaders in the North Carolina business community" supports plaintiffs in the Leandro school funding legal dispute.
North Carolina’s prosperity bewilders some people. Folks on the left struggle to articulate North Carolina’s growing economy that has benefitted dramatically from policies they claim “hurt the state.”

HbAD3

 
Back to Top