SOURCE: The US-China Business Council

The US-China Business Council

August 17, 2011 16:36 ET

USCBC: Exports to China Are a Vital Part of the US Economy

"Exports to China From US Congressional Districts Outpaced Their Exports to the Rest of the World. Out of 435 Districts, 333 Districts Had Higher Growth in Exports to China in 2010 Than They Did to the Rest of the World."

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Exports to China from US congressional districts outpaced their exports to the rest of the world, a clear trend that began in 2000 continued in 2010, according to the US-China Business Council's (USCBC) annual US Congressional District Exports to China report. Out of 435 districts, 333 districts had higher growth in exports to China in 2010 than they did to the rest of the world.

"Exports to China are a vital part of the US economy. China is our third largest export market and is growing faster than many of our other major destinations for American manufactured goods and agriculture products," USCBC Vice President Erin Ennis said. "The nearly $76 billion increase in exports to China during 2000-10 exceeded growth in every other market for US goods and farm products. US exports to Canada and Mexico rose $69.3 billion and $52 billion, respectively. Brazil was a distant fourth with just a $20 billion increase.

"Exports to China contributed to growth and jobs in almost all congressional districts. In 2010, exports to China rose 32 percent -- faster than export growth to any of America's top-five export destinations," Ennis said. "Even in states that have had a mixed export story over the previous eight years -- such as Maine, Wisconsin, and Tennessee -- exports from congressional districts to China generally rose faster than those to the rest of the world."

"What is most satisfying about this report is that in 2010, 404 congressional districts increased exports to China -- that's 93 percent of districts," continued Ennis. "Even better, between 2000 and 2010, 408 congressional districts experienced triple-digit growth."

For details on congressional district data, click here.
For an executive summary of the report, click here.
For US exports to China (2000-10), click here.

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of roughly 240 American companies that do business with China. For nearly four decades, USCBC has provided unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its membership. Through its offices in Washington, DC; Beijing; and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members' interests in the United States and China.

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