Must-read: U.S. exports up 30% since 2009

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The United States exported $180.4 billion in goods and services in September 2011, an all-time high, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Exports of goods and services over the last twelve months totaled $2.052 trillion, which is 30.3 percent above the level of exports in 2009. Over the last twelve months, exports have been growing at an annualized rate of 16.3 percent when compared to 2009, a pace greater than the 15 percent required to double exports by the end of 2014.

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