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Michigan in middle of the pack among U.S. exporters

August 1, 2014
The latest numbers on trade around the world show that in the first five months of 2014, the value of world merchandise exports rose 2 percent to $4.5 trillion from the same period in 2013. Read More

Lethargic global economy leaves its mark on Michigan

June 27, 2014
Robust economic growth around the world translates to strong foreign demand for American goods, which via exports contributes significantly to Michigan's economic development and job creation. Read More

State manufacturers enjoy 10 percent annual hike in exports

May 30, 2014
In the first three months of 2014, the value of world merchandise exports rose 1.8 percent to $4.1 trillion from the same period in 2013, according to the latest snapshot of global trade flows released by the World Trade Organization. Read More

Michigan exporters may look toward emerging economies

April 25, 2014
The World Trade Organization this month released its annual report of world trade statistics and prospects that showed worldwide merchandise trade in 2013 was sluggish for a second year in a row. Read More

It’s a tale of two economies for Michigan’s exporters

March 28, 2014
The worldwide economic recovery advances at two uneven speeds, according to the latest Interim Economic Assessment published this month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Paris-based think-tank of the 34 richest economies in the world. Read More

Michigan gives back its gains in foreign exports

February 28, 2014
The latest snapshot for Michigan’s exporting companies shows that, in the last month of 2013, foreign sales dropped to $4.77 billion from $5.22 billion in November, adjusted for seasonal variation, a statistical process that equalizes recurring volatility in the monthly state indicators for factors such as the number of days in a month and thus brings them in line with national indicators. Read More

Michigan’s exports continue following positive trend

January 24, 2014
According to the latest international trade numbers, worldwide merchandise exports edged up 0.6 percent in November from the previous month to $1.4 trillion, seasonally adjusted, following a monthly increase of 0.2 percent in October. Read More

Michigan’s yearly exports increase by 3.6 percent

December 20, 2013
The latest international trade numbers compiled by the World Trade Organization from 70 reporting countries accounting for more than 90 percent of global trade indicate worldwide merchandise exports edged up 3.7 percent in October from the previous month. Read More

State’s exports tracking with sluggish national trend

December 6, 2013
The latest quarterly indicators on economic growth from around the globe confirm the world economy has lost its momentum. Read More

Michigan exporters lined up well for emerging economies

November 1, 2013
In the first eight months of 2013, the value of world merchandise exports rose 2.1 percent to $11 trillion dollars from the same period in 2012, according to the latest numbers on global trade flows released by the World Trade Organization. Read More