Trade Statistics and the ITTS member States

The growth in exports has been well documented, but normally these are reported as simply tables, showing the growth of trade.  As such, we tend to forget that trade is a sum of many different commodities moving to many different markets.    Part of this is that when I first started working on ITTS, I was pushing the growth of exports to promote regional trade.  And well, exports from the Southeast have exploded, not only from the National Export Initiative, but also from a weak dollar and some movements in certain commodity markets.  The sum is that exports have increased as well as its relative importance to the economies of the ITTS region.

These tables and charts, combined with the statistics that are available on the ITTS website, should be considered as simply an asset to help researchers understand the importance of trade to the region’s economy.








West Virginia

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