More Wisconsin Winning: WI exports up 6.5 percent for the year

via by Arthur Thomas

The increase in Wisconsin exports continued to track ahead of the country as a whole for the year and despite a slowdown in growth during the third quarter the state is on pace for a $1.4 billion increase for the year, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wisconsin businesses exported $1.94 billion worth of goods in September, a 6.7 percent increase over last year. Exports nationwide were up 4.4 percent during the quarter.

The state has seen an increase in exports in every month except August, which was down 3 percent. August 2016 was the only month last year the state topped $2 billion in exports.

For the third quarter, exports were up 3.2 percent. The second quarter saw a 10.7 percent increase with a particularly strong June. Exports were up 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

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