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

Rachael Myrow hosts the California Report for KQED. Over 17 years in public radio, she's worked for Marketplace and KPCC, filed for NPR and The World, and developed a sizable tea collection that's become the envy of the KQED newsroom. She specializes in politics, economics and history in California - but for emotional balance, she also covers food and its relationship to health and happiness.

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