State's 2012 export total revised upward

07/06/2013 12:00 AM

07/08/2013 8:02 AM

The merchandise value of California exports for all of 2012 has been revised upward by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Last year's previously reported total of approximately $161.7 billion was revised to $161.89 billion, representing an upward adjustment of more than $180 million.

On a straight-up, dollar-value basis, California broke its all-time export record in 2012, surpassing the previous record of about $159.1 billion set in 2011.

However, trade experts said that the 2011 and 2012 export trade figures represent a virtual tie when adjusted for inflation.

Both the 2011 and 2012 totals topped pre-recession export levels, according to Beacon Economics, a consulting firm with Bay Area and Los Angeles offices.

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

Merced Sun-Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service