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Unformatted text preview: drop from August 2010 to August 2011. During
the same period, exports to Mexico climbed 25%.
Colorado exports to China and Japan increased
considerably between August 2010 and 2011, with
gains of 18% and 29%, respectively. Exports to
Mexico, Japan, and Switzerland displayed the highest growth rates among Colorado’s top 10 export
markets worldwide. Colorado’s product or commodity export strengths
in 2011 include electronic integrated circuits, meat,
medical equipment, civilian aircraft, and molybdenum. Agricultural exports grew approximately
20% for the first eight months of 2011 and remain
an important export for the state. Exports of
electronic integrated circuits and automatic data
processing equipment have continued to rebound
after a sharp decline in 2010. Index
1997 = 100
135 The Brookings Institute regards Colorado as a
leading state in service exports, estimating that
2010 service exports from the state totaled $5.8
billion. While service exports, such as engineering,
architecture, financial, and legal serv...
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