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January 7, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON - Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports of goods and services climbed to a record high, reaching $194.9 billion in November from $193.1 billion in the previous month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. California appeared to get an outsized share of the increases, based on a separate analysis of the Commerce data by Beacon Economics.
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January 7, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON - Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports of goods and services climbed to a record high, reaching $194.9 billion in November from $193.1 billion in the previous month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. California appeared to get an outsized share of the increases, based on a separate analysis of the Commerce data by Beacon Economics.
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BUSINESS
August 13, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
California exports fell 25% in June from the same period a year ago and were at their lowest level since 2005. The figure was released by the University of California Center Sacramento based on data from the U.S. Commerce Department. International trade and economics advisor Jock O'Connell said a slight increase between May and June did not signal a turnaround. June's exports are historically higher than those in May, he said. Data show the state sent $10 billion worth of products abroad in June.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- California exporters boosted shipments in September by 7.1% compared with the same month in 2012, according to Commerce Department data analyzed by Beacon Economics. Total exports were valued at $13.78 billion, up from $12.87 billion a year earlier, the Los Angeles consultant's report said. Bright spots included a $380-million jump to $8.8 billion in manufactured goods and a $260-million increase in agricultural produce and raw materials to $1.77 billion.   QUIZ: How much do you know about California's economy?
BUSINESS
November 15, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- California exporters boosted shipments in September by 7.1% compared with the same month in 2012, according to Commerce Department data analyzed by Beacon Economics. Total exports were valued at $13.78 billion, up from $12.87 billion a year earlier, the Los Angeles consultant's report said. Bright spots included a $380-million jump to $8.8 billion in manufactured goods and a $260-million increase in agricultural produce and raw materials to $1.77 billion.   QUIZ: How much do you know about California's economy?
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
California's exporters are expected to have a record year in 2011, surpassing the old mark set during 2008. With December numbers still to be tallied, the state exported another $14.07 billion in goods in November, according to Beacon Economics' monthly California Trade Report. That was a gain of 12.7% over the same month the previous year, the report said. It also brought the 2011 total to $145.81 billion. “Even in inflation-adjusted terms, 2011 will easily turn out to be the best year ever for California's export trade,” said Jock O'Connell, Beacon Economics' International Trade Advisor.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2009 | Alana Semuels
Many economists use California's exports as a gauge of the state's rebound potential. According to September's numbers, California still has a long way to go. The state's merchandise exports, at $10.35 billion in September, were up 3.2% from August but still down 16.3% from the same month last year, according to an analysis of Commerce Department data released Friday. "September's figures represent modest progress in growing California's export trade," said Jock O'Connell, international trade and economics advisor at the University of California Center Sacramento, which did the analysis.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2012 | By Ronald D. White
California's exporters enjoyed a big month in June, posting impressive gains compared to the same month a year earlier, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department. The gains came in spite of the fact that the value of the U.S. dollar rose in comparison to other world currencies, making U.S. goods more expensive overseas, the report said. The strong showing also came even as many customers of U.S. goods were in the throes of weak economic recoveries.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
A rising tide of exports has been flowing through the nation's busiest seaport complex this year, helped by a weak dollar and a strengthening U.S. manufacturing sector. In November, more U.S. goods than ever before moved out of the Port of Los Angeles to foreign destinations, with 195,878 outbound cargo containers, up 15% from the same month last year. For the 11-month period ended Nov. 30, the port sent 1.9 million containers to foreign shores, surpassing its annual record of 1.8 million boxes, set in 2010.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2010 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Southern California's twin ports are on track to post total exports for the year that approach the records set before the global recession, just as the region's preeminent air freight hub ? Los Angeles International Airport ? is on pace to set an all-time high for outgoing cargo. Those are good signs for the local economy, despite a less robust showing by imports, which account for the bulk of cargo traffic through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Export-driven sales growth is helping to lead the region's rebound, experts say; overall, international trade provides work for more than 500,000 people in the Southland.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2012 | By Ronald D. White
California's exporters enjoyed a big month in June, posting impressive gains compared to the same month a year earlier, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department. The gains came in spite of the fact that the value of the U.S. dollar rose in comparison to other world currencies, making U.S. goods more expensive overseas, the report said. The strong showing also came even as many customers of U.S. goods were in the throes of weak economic recoveries.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
California's exporters are expected to have a record year in 2011, surpassing the old mark set during 2008. With December numbers still to be tallied, the state exported another $14.07 billion in goods in November, according to Beacon Economics' monthly California Trade Report. That was a gain of 12.7% over the same month the previous year, the report said. It also brought the 2011 total to $145.81 billion. “Even in inflation-adjusted terms, 2011 will easily turn out to be the best year ever for California's export trade,” said Jock O'Connell, Beacon Economics' International Trade Advisor.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
A rising tide of exports has been flowing through the nation's busiest seaport complex this year, helped by a weak dollar and a strengthening U.S. manufacturing sector. In November, more U.S. goods than ever before moved out of the Port of Los Angeles to foreign destinations, with 195,878 outbound cargo containers, up 15% from the same month last year. For the 11-month period ended Nov. 30, the port sent 1.9 million containers to foreign shores, surpassing its annual record of 1.8 million boxes, set in 2010.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, imports rule. Improvement projects are designed around the fact that the harbor handles 40% of the nation's Asian imports. Officials once joked that their biggest export was Southern California smog. It may have to rethink that emphasis. In October, Los Angeles had its biggest month ever for exports, and 2011 is shaping up to be a record year for outbound goods. The Port of Los Angeles handled 193,548 cargo containers filled with exports, a 28.1% increase compared with October 2010, buoying what would have been a drop for the month in overall cargo traffic.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2010 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Southern California's twin ports are on track to post total exports for the year that approach the records set before the global recession, just as the region's preeminent air freight hub ? Los Angeles International Airport ? is on pace to set an all-time high for outgoing cargo. Those are good signs for the local economy, despite a less robust showing by imports, which account for the bulk of cargo traffic through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Export-driven sales growth is helping to lead the region's rebound, experts say; overall, international trade provides work for more than 500,000 people in the Southland.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2009 | Alana Semuels
Many economists use California's exports as a gauge of the state's rebound potential. According to September's numbers, California still has a long way to go. The state's merchandise exports, at $10.35 billion in September, were up 3.2% from August but still down 16.3% from the same month last year, according to an analysis of Commerce Department data released Friday. "September's figures represent modest progress in growing California's export trade," said Jock O'Connell, international trade and economics advisor at the University of California Center Sacramento, which did the analysis.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, imports rule. Improvement projects are designed around the fact that the harbor handles 40% of the nation's Asian imports. Officials once joked that their biggest export was Southern California smog. It may have to rethink that emphasis. In October, Los Angeles had its biggest month ever for exports, and 2011 is shaping up to be a record year for outbound goods. The Port of Los Angeles handled 193,548 cargo containers filled with exports, a 28.1% increase compared with October 2010, buoying what would have been a drop for the month in overall cargo traffic.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2009 | Associated Press
California exports were 20% lower in February than during the same month a year earlier, a further sign of how the recession has hammered the state's economy. The University of California Center in Sacramento said it was the fourth straight month that exports shrank significantly. The state shipped $9.1 billion worth of food and merchandise to other countries in February. That was down from $11.3 billion in February 2008. Imports dropped nearly 37% in February from the previous year.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
California exports fell 25% in June from the same period a year ago and were at their lowest level since 2005. The figure was released by the University of California Center Sacramento based on data from the U.S. Commerce Department. International trade and economics advisor Jock O'Connell said a slight increase between May and June did not signal a turnaround. June's exports are historically higher than those in May, he said. Data show the state sent $10 billion worth of products abroad in June.
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