Trends in Washington Exports

This page is no longer being maintained, though most of the material linked and listed here continues to be relevent.

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  • Extension fact sheet (FS006E): The Collection and Description of Washington State Export Data

    The data documenting the value of exported goods originating from Washington State are subject to particular collection issues that are important for analysts, policy-makers, business owners, and interested lay audiences to consider before drawing conclusions. This document explains the classifications, collection methods, and eco- nomic factors that influence the interpretation of Washington State export data to avoid faulty analysis. The issues include 1) not counting services, 2) a confounding rule for determining which state an export is from, 3) including inland freight costs, and 4) crediting port states with exports at the expense of inland states.

  • Export Data and Graphs
    Washington export data and graphs for manufactured and processed agricultural goods.  The data also include shipment data and the mode of transportation.

2016

  • Extension fact sheet (FS204E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 8

    This is the eight edition of an annual series. This volume includes data on both exports and imports, as well as a new section describing how those shipments are transported from departure facilities in Washington to ports of exit. Washington increased exports again in 2014, reaching an all-time high. Once again, the increase in statewide exports is due almost exclusively to an increase in exports from the aerospace industry. Changes in how agricultural producers shipped goods to international ports in 2015 suggest there may be differences in trade patterns in 2016, showing the importance of the transportation network within Washington for international trade.

  • Extension fact sheet (FS223E): Washington State Trade with Trans Pacific Partners

    The Trans Pacific Partnership is a negotiated free trade agreement whose members include some of Washington State’s largest export markets.  If enacted, the free trade area would be the largest in the world.  This fact sheet documents recent trade patterns between Washington and the member countries in order to assist business owners in developing plans to address the expected trade liberalization.

    2015

    • Extension fact sheet (FS190E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 7

      This is the seventh edition of an annual series, and includes data on both exports and imports, as well as new data on the number of countries from which Washington imports goods and the mode of transportation of those imports. Washington increased exports in 2013, continuing the export growth trend that started in 2011.

    2014

    • Extension fact sheet (FS148E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 6

      This is the sixth edition of an annual series. For the first time, data on Washington imports is included. Washington increased exports in 2012, continuing the trend of statewide export growth begun in 2011. However, the increase in statewide exports is almost exclusively due to an increase in exports from the aerospace industry. The data also show that the leading import industries are often the leading export industries.

    2013

    • Extension fact sheet (FS105E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 5

      This is the fifth edition of an annual series. New material includes 2011 export data and a figure showing how export concentration is trending over time.  The data show Washington exported more in 2011 than any year since 2002.  Additionally, we examine how Washington’s exports changed as a number of U.S. free trade agreements entered into force.

    • Extension fact sheet (FS144E): The New Free Trade Agreements and Washington State Exporters

      The new free trade agreements between the United States and South Korea, Panama, and Colombia have reduced tariffs and quotas for a large range of exported products. These new agreements may open new markets for Wash- ington State’s small- to medium-sized export businesses. This document describes the important details of each of the free trade agreements. It also describes current import and export trends, and the potential for additional export opportunities for Washington businesses.

    2012

    • Extension fact sheet (FS076E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 4

      This is the fourth edition of an annual series. New material includes 2010 export data.  Also new are tables showing the changing composition of Washington’s exports in terms of industries and destinations.

    • Seminar (May 18, 2012): Trends in Washington Exports

      This seminar focuses on changes to Washington’s exports using newly released 2010 data

    • Webinar (August 20, 2012): Export Trends

      This webinar covers the compositional change in Washignton exports between 2011 and previous years, as well as showing what happened to Washington exports after Free Trade Agreements were signed with other countries.

    • Conference Presentation (October 25, 2012): Exporting Trends, Facts & Profits
      (Joint with James McCafferty of Western Washinton University’s Center for Economic Vitality)
      Learn why your business should look at exporting as a long-term profitcenter.  In this session you will: understand how exporting will help youbuild a stronger business; learn how to select and enter an exportmarket; understand exporting trends, activities, and free tradeagreements; and how to access the free and low-cost resources availableto help you every step of the way.

    2011

    • Extension fact sheet (FS036E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 3

      This is the third edition of an annual series. New material includes 2009 export data and a figure showing the year- to-year percent change in exports.

    • Webinar (Feb. 2, 2011): Trends in Washington Exports (Slides)

      Overall manufacturing exports increased in inflation-adjusted terms in 2009. This is due mainly to the rebound in exports of aerospace products and parts.  Most other industries exported less in 2009 than in 2008.
      NOTE:  The webinar slides do not progress automatically, so you must link to the slides separately.  This webinar is part of WSU Extension’s monthly “Research That Works For You” series.

    • Webinar (Mar. 23, 2011): Export Data & Trends (Slides)

      Overall manufacturing exports increased in inflation-adjusted terms in 2009. This is due mainly to the rebound in exports of aerospace products and parts.  Most other industries exported less in 2009 than in 2008.

    • Conference (Nov. 18, 2011): Washington State Export Trends (Slides)

      Documents the changes in destination and industry composition of Washington’s exports.  Also documents the trends in exports in amount and in the number of destinations receicing Washington exports.  A special emphasis is on Washington’s processed agricultural exports.

    • Seminar: Information & Trade 

       Gives a synopsis of international trade theory as it changed over time in response to empirical challenges.  Summarizes the current changes to international trade theory and the development of new models to better account for data.  The emphasis is on how to incorporate informational barriers to trade so that export promotion policy can be analyzed.

    2010

    • Extension fact sheet (FS023E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 2

      This is the second edition of an annual series begun in 2009.  New material includes revised and updated data on exports and shipments, as well as information on the percent of exports transported over water and the number of export destinations.

    • Seminar: The Recession and Export Trends in Washington State

      The impact of the recession beginning in December 2007 may be acute in Washington. The impacts of the recession on exports will not be different than the impacts of shipments. Therefore exporters are neither in a better nor worse position than non-exporters.

    2009

    • Extension fact sheet (FS007E): Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 1

      Accurate descriptions of export trends are needed for industry representatives, analysts, policymakers, and business owners to properly assess market conditions. Washington-specific export information is particularly important because statistics indicate the state is the national leader in terms of the percent of its shipments that are exports. This fact sheet provides data on manufactured exports from Washington State to foreign countries for several large industries (including aerospace and fruit and vegetable preserves) in a context emphasizing the relationships between exports and the overall economy.

    • Seminar: The Recession and Export Trends in Washington State

      Manufacturing exports are important to WA’s economy, but exports were hit hard by recession. However, the aggregate exports data is dominated by Aerospace.  Since the export destinations of Washington are not so different from the US, the Washington experience is not likely to be worse than other states despite its reliance on exports for jobs and GDP.

    Last modified July 13, 2017

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