SACRAMENTO (AP) — Exporters in California are setting records, shipping $11.7 billion in merchandise abroad in January, the highest total for that month since at least 1987.

The value of exports is up nearly 15 percent from January 2010. Beacon Economics reported Thursday that the latest numbers mark the 15th consecutive month of year-over-year export gains, based on federal data.

Shipments of manufactured goods rose 11.6 percent, while farm products and other non-manufactured exports climbed nearly 19 percent.

The outlook is for moderate export growth, with a weak dollar offset by austerity budgets in Europe and anti-inflation efforts in China and elsewhere.

Rising fuel prices represent the biggest unknown for exporters.

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Comments (7)
  1. TT says:

    i would like a more detailed article here – i dont follow this frequently -but it is of interest – could we get more details please on what exactly we do export….I for one am very interested.. It means more American jobs ! And that is of interest to everyone:)

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  2. Tyler says:

    I would like to know what we are exporting as well. Hummmm. Think somone is feeding us BS with the job reports nad now how good the export business is. Things are not as good as they seem.

  3. TT says:

    No details …. I would just like to know in what industry and what products….
    The last report i ever saw etc – some time ago…. was watching an informative show that very clearly stated our main export was empty containers … If their is now much better information to the contrary – Thats great 🙂 – That would be a very good thing…

  4. fish wrap says:

    Where is all the money for the state

  5. It could be that all those crates – going to China -contain the remnants of a auctioned off or sold business e.g desk, chairs, computers, sheet medal, everything that was & wasn’t bolted down and could fit in a crate. China has been doing this for some time now.

  6. thomas house says:

    We need this to keep growing for the next 18 months. New jobs, more jobs.

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