U.S. Sees 56% Increase in Exports From Zones

Date: June 24, 2013

Foreign-Trade Zones Board documents exports from FTZs in 2011 increased by 56 percent over 2010 figures to a record-high $54.3 billion. Overall U.S. goods exported during that same period rose 21 percent. Over 76 percent of the exports in 2011 originated from U.S.-based manufacturing and processing operations with the remainder from warehousing and distribution activities. Also notable figures from the 2011 report is approximately 340,000 employees supported Foreign-Trade Zones which is an increase of 6 percent over the previous year’s. To get more facts, please see the 2011 annual report to Congress.