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year-to-date (YTD), totaling $426 million as of
August 2011 YTD. Sales to China by several of
Colorado’s sectors have increased significantly over
the last 2.5 years, including: The IMF estimates that Japan’s economy will grow
2.3% in 2012. In 2010, Colorado manufacturers increased their sales to Japan by 15.6%, for a
total of $318 million, making the 29% gain from
August 2010-August 2011 all the more significant.
Colorado companies in the meat industry have
realized increases in their sales to the Japanese
market the last 2.5 years, rising 5.7% in 2009, 14%
in 2010, and 7% from August 2010 to August 2011,
and reaching $86 million as of August 2011 YTD.
Given ongoing concerns about the safety of Japan’s
food supply since the earthquake and tsunami, • Instruments for physical and chemical analysis,
increasing 96% in 2010 and 72% from August sales growth in this sector is expected to continue.
Colorado-made medical, surgical, dental, and veterinary instruments have also proven notable for
their recent sales growth in the...
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