SOURCE: US-China Business Council

May 01, 2008 14:59 ET

Most Congressional Districts Show Increase in Exports to China, Says USCBC Report

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Congressional districts all across the country registered triple-digit increases in their exports to China since 2000, according to a new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report. The report, the second annual edition breaking down US exports to China by congressional district, shows the success of American exporters from every region of the United States in the China market. The report is online at http://www.uschina.org/public/exports/congressional/.

"This report shows members of Congress, and their constituents, the importance of our rapidly growing export relationship with China," said USCBC President John Frisbie. "American workers are making more and more products that are driving this increase in exports -- over $65 billion worth of exports in 2007. China is now our third-largest export market, after Canada and Mexico," he added.

The analysis, undertaken by the Trade Partnership (http://www.tradepartnership.com), quantifies exports to China from 2000 -- the year before China joined the World Trade Organization -- through 2007 from every congressional district in the 110th Congress.

Highlights from the report:

--  Almost all congressional districts (406 out of 435) registered triple-
    digit growth in exports to China between 2000 and 2007. Four hundred
    districts also experienced triple-digit growth in manufactured exports
    alone during the period.
    
--  Growth in exports to China far outpaces growth in exports to the rest
    of the world for almost every district. Even in states that have had a
    mixed export story over the past seven years, such as Vermont and
    Tennessee, exports to China generally grew faster than those to the rest of
    the world.
    
--  Contrary to common perceptions, congressional districts in states such
    as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and Michigan also benefit
    from rapidly growing exports to China -- and these exports include
    manufactured goods and machinery, computers and electronics, transportation
    equipment, and other high-end products.
    

The report is the latest in a series of analyses by the USCBC intended to help inform the debate about trade with China. The USCBC released an analysis of US exports to China by US state earlier this year. Previous releases are available at http://www.uschina.org/tradefacts.

The USCBC (http://www.uschina.org) is the leading organization of US companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1973, the USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to more than 250 US corporations operating within the United States and throughout Asia.

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