Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
The United States exported a record $191.2 billion of goods and services in June 2013, according to trade data was released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department.
U.S. exports in June 2013 reached an all-time high, exceeding the previous record of $188.7 billion set in December 2012. The June export level is also 2.2 percent higher than that of the previous month.
“Today’s announcement of record-level U.S. exports in June is a testament to the strength of American exports. Increased exports mean more jobs here at home – the goal of President Obama’s National Export Initiative. We at Ex-Im Bank work every day to help American exporters and their workers succeed in selling their products and services in an increasingly competitive global marketplace,” said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg.
Exports of goods and services over the past twelve months totaled $2.2 trillion, which is 41.5 percent above the level of exports in 2009. Exports have been growing at an annualized rate of 10.4 percent when compared to the same period in 2009.
Over the last twelve months, among the major export markets (i.e., markets with at least $6 billion in annual imports of U.S. goods), the countries with the largest annualized increase in U.S. goods purchases, when compared to 2009, occurred in Panama (28.6 percent), United Arab Emirates (23.1 percent), Russia (22.6 percent), Peru (21.9 percent), Chile (21.4 percent), Colombia (19.5 percent), Hong Kong (19.2 percent), Argentina (18.5 percent), South Africa (18.3 percent) and Venezuela (18.1 percent).
About Ex-Im Bank
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that creates and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. In the past five years (FY 2008 through FY 2012), Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers nearly $1.6 billion above the cost of operations. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.
Ex-Im Bank approved nearly $35.8 billion in total authorizations in FY 2012 – an all-time Ex-Im record. This total includes more than $6.1 billion directly supporting small-business export sales – also an Ex-Im record. Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations in the last fiscal year are supporting an estimated $50 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 255,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For more information, visit http://www.exim.gov.