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Report: NC exports increased in first half of ‘13

RALEIGH (AP) — A report from a U.S. Department of Commerce agency shows North Carolina merchandise exports increased 6 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
The International Trade Administration reported Monday that the state’s exports grew from $14.1 billion to $14.8 billion.
According to the ITA, North Carolina’s merchandise export sales for the first half of 2013 grew in many top destinations. Export sales were up 86 percent in India, up 67 percent in France and 62 percent in Ireland. Key merchandise export categories include chemicals, machinery manufactures, transportation equipment, computer and electronic products, and textiles.
The International Trade Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce works with North Carolina companies to enter worldwide markets and develop export opportunities.

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