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Recent Trends Show Recession's Effect On US Advanced Technology Exports
2011-09-02 07:18:38

  U.S. exports of ATP declined less than other U.S. exports in 2009 U.S. exports of advanced technology products (ATP) fared better than other non-advanced technology exports during the recent U.S. recession, says a new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics reports that ATP exports fell from $270 billion in 2008 to $245 billion in 2009.  But this 9 percent drop was less than half the decline of non...

2010-02-20 09:00:00

BEIJING, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, analyzes 2010 textile industry situation. As affected by the demand of the international market downturn, the textile industry exports in 2009 had a most significant decline. Himfr predicts that in 2010, the textile industry's export growth will remain sluggish. According to statistics in 2009, China's textile and apparel...

2009-10-20 12:05:00

Drop Follows One Percent Gain in 2008 to Total $223 Billion WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After realizing modest gains in 2008, U.S. high-tech exports declined steeply in the first two quarters of 2009, according to a TechAmerica Foundation report released today that details national and state trends in the international trade of high-tech goods. The report, Trade in the Cyberstates 2009: A State-by-State Overview of High-Tech International Trade, covers all 50 states,...

2009-09-10 12:25:16

Canadian imports rose 8.3 percent to $31.7 billion in July while exports grew 3.3 percent to $30.3 billion, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. That led to a monthly $1.4 billion trade deficit, up from $37 million in June, the agency said. The gain in imports halted four consecutive months of decline and was the result of an 8.7 percent rise in volumes as prices edged down 0.4 percent, the report said. The second consecutive monthly advance in exports was attributable to a 5.9 percent...

2009-08-26 01:50:46

Japan's July trade surplus totaled 380 billion yen or $4.03 billion due to a sharp drop in imports while exports declined, the government said Wednesday. The July number was the sixth straight month of a surplus, the Finance Ministry said, Kyodo news reported. July exports fell 36.5 percent from a year earlier to 4,844.66 billion yen or $51.43 billion. During the same month, imports fell 40.8 percent to 4,464.42 billion yen or $47.4 billion, the report said. The ministry said the pace of...

2009-08-13 09:19:52

Prices for imported goods fell faster than prices for U.S. exports in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The U.S. Import Price Index dropped 0.7 percent in the month, largely due to a 2.8 percent drop in petroleum prices. Non-petroleum import prices fell 0.2 percent in July, the bureau said. Export prices dropped 0.3 percent, largely due to a decline in agricultural export prices, which fell 4.9 percent during the month. Non-agricultural export prices dropped 0.2...

2009-06-10 11:05:34

The U.S. trade deficit increased in April with exports and imports both shrinking during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Wednesday. Exports in April declined by $2.8 billion compared to March. Imports dropped $2.2 billion in the month. The total deficit grew from a revised March estimate of $28.5 billion to $29.2 billion. The deficit in goods shipped in and out of the country rose by $0.9 billion, while the surplus in services rose $0.2 billion. Compared to a year ago,...

2009-06-01 00:00:41

South Korea Monday reported its trade surplus in May totaled $5.15 billion, lower than April's $5.78 billion. The May numbers were largely the result of a sharp 40.4 percent decline in imports to $23.1 billion from the same month of last year, Yonhap news agency reported. May's exports totaled $28.2 billion, down 28.3 percent from the same month of last year. In exports, shipments of display panels rose 6 percent in May, the only positive sign as exports of ships, mobile communication...

2009-05-13 14:11:53

The U.S. Department of Labor said import prices rose 1.6 percent in April, pushed by a sharp rise in import petroleum prices. Petroleum import prices rose 15.4 percent during the month, offsetting a 0.4 percent decline in non-petroleum import prices, the department said. Export prices rose 0.5 percent in the month, pushed by agricultural export prices, which gained 3.6 percent. Non-agricultural exports rose 0.3 percent in April, the report said. Compared to a year ago, import prices have...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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