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A Look at Utah’s Export Growth

October 1, 2012

Utah Export Stats Mid-Year 2012   
Total Exports Jan - June 2012
Percent Change over 2011
Source: World Trade Center Utah

Utah ranked No. 6 overall in the 2010 report “Export Focus for Manufacturing and Services.” (Kauffman Foundation)

Direct export-supported jobs linked to manufacturing in Utah account for an estimated 93,000 jobs for Utah families. (U.S. International Trade Administration and U.S. Bureau of the Census)

Utah averaged the following growth in export commodities from 2006 to 2010: Electric machinery, which includes integrated and printed circuits, grew at 63%
Aerospace grew at 18%
Industrial machinery, including computers, grew 12%

Utah’s exports are showing a 31% increase over the previous record set in 2009. (GOED)

Top 25 Commodities Based on 2011 Dollar Value
(Values in Millions of Dollars)             
                    Rank    Description       2011 Value

  1. Gold, Nonmonetary      11,839
  2. Electronic Integrated Circuits    1,297  
  3. Molybdenum Ores and Concentrates    358     
  4. Food Preparations        347     
  5. Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts        211     
  6. Safety Airbags 204     
  7. Precious Metal Waste and Scrap          186     
  8. X-ray Equipment          150     
  9. Transistors        119     
  10. Medical Needles, Catheters, etc.          116     
  11. Beauty and Skin Care Products            112     
  12. Safety Fuses     109     
  13. Machine Tools and Parts          107     
  14. Semimanufactured Silver           98       
  15. X-ray Tubes     82       
  16. Graphite or Carbon      80       
  17. Motor Vehicles Parts and Accessories 71       
  18. Unwrought Silver          70       
  19. Medical, Dental, Surgical Instruments    66       
  20. Digital Processing Units 56       
  21. Alkaloids          55       
  22. Sports Parts and Equipment      54       
  23. Dental Hygiene 46       
  24. Zirconium         40       
  25. Prepared Explosives     39

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau

Top 5 Commodities
Mid-Year 2012
Primary Metals $6,165,739,174                     
Computer & Electronics $1,063,617,132                   
Chemicals         $406,398,523            
Food & Kindred Products        $403,089,571
Transportation Equipment         $385,220,916
Source: World Trade Center Utah

In 2010, Utah shipped $13.57 billion in merchandise exports to international markets. (GOED)                                             

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