California Exports Hit October High

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Go west, young cantelope. At the Port of Hueneme (sounds like why-NEE-mee), fruit comes in and fruit goes out (Credit: Port of Hueneme)

$12.91 billion in goods exported to foreign markets would mark a 16.5 percent increase over October 2009.

According to an analysis of today's U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics, we're doing better than we've done in three years, in inflation-adjusted terms.

October also marked the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in California's export trade,

Commerce Department officials credit growing demand for U.S. goods by consumers overseas and, of course, the falling dollar.

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About Rachael Myrow

From KQED’s Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow covers politics, economics, technology, food and culture in a vast region extending from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. This follows more than seven years waking at 3 am to host the daily version of KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state during NPR's Morning Edition. She still guest hosts for The California Report and Forum, blogs for Bay Area Bites, and files for NPR and PRI’s The World. Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC in Los Angeles. Follow @rachaelmyrow

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