The Facts

  • Oregon companies that research, design and develop products in Oregon that are sold around the world export $21 billion in goods annually.
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  • Over 6,000 Oregon businesses sell goods overseas and nearly 90% of these are small and medium sized businesses.
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  • Trade-dependent jobs helped lift Oregon out of the Great Recession.
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  • In the past 10 years, Oregon’s exports to U.S. Free Trade Agreement partners grew 14%.
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  • The United States is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. Oregon exports $8 billion annually to TPP countries.
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  • Oregon’s top five export markets are the Pacific Rim countries of China, Canada, Malaysia, Japan and Korea.
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  • ECONorthwest Report: International Trade and Oregon’s Economy (Source)