FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact in Washington, DC:Marc Ross (mross@uschina.org)O: 202-429-0340C: 202-596-5270                ...
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China Leading Virginia Export Growth

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Out of the 11 congressional districts in Virginia, all 11 districts increased exports to China in 2011

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China Leading Virginia Export Growth

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact in Washington, DC:Marc Ross (mross@uschina.org)O: 202-429-0340C: 202-596-5270 China Leading Virginia Export Growth Out of the 11 congressional districts in Virginia, all 11 districts increased exports to China in 2011WASHINGTON, DC, August 8, 2012 – Congressional districts all over the country are seeing exports toChina outpace exports to the rest of the world according to the US-China Business Councils (USCBC)annual US Congressional District Exports to China report. Out of the 11 congressional districts in Virginia,all 11 districts increased exports to China in 2011. China is Virginia’s second-largest export market,behind only Canada."Exports to China contribute to America’s economic recovery and support good jobs for Americanworkers. China is the third-largest US export market and continues to provide growing opportunities forUS businesses, whether large or small,” USCBC Vice President Erin Ennis said. "The nearly $88 billionincrease in exports to China during 2000—2011 exceeded the increase to every other market for USgoods and farm products, with the exception of Canada. US exports to Canada increased $102 billionover the same period, while US exports to Mexico rose $86 billion. Brazil was a distant fourth with just a$28 billion increase in purchases of US products.“Equally important is that the gains in exports to China are felt widely throughout the country,” Ennissaid. "Even in states that have mixed export stories over recent years -- such as Florida and NewHampshire -- exports from congressional districts to China generally grew faster than those to the rest ofthe world."Contrary to conventional wisdom, congressional districts in states as diverse as Colorado, Nevada, Ohio,Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin also benefited from rapidly increasing exports toChina—including exports of manufactured goods such as electrical equipment, machinery, computersand electronics, transportation equipment, and other high-end products,” Ennis said.For details on congressional district data, click here.For an executive summary of the report, click here.For US state exports to China (2000-11), click here.Top Five Virginia Congressional District Exporters to China, 2011
  2. 2. 1. 6th Congressional District ($283 million). Top exports include processed foods, chemicals, paper products, computers and electronics, and machinery. The district covers the cities of Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Harrisonburg. 2. 7th Congressional District ($264 million). Top exports include chemicals, scrap, crop production, machinery and paper products. The district covers the cities of Bon Air, Tuckahoe, Laurel, and Mechanicsville. 3. 4th Congressional District ($263 million). Top exports include chemicals, machinery, waste and scrap, processed foods, and crop production. The district covers the cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, Emporia, Franklin, Suffolk, and Chesapeake. 4. 9th Congressional District ($220 million). Top exports include chemicals, computers and electronics, machinery, minerals and ores, and paper products. The district covers the cities of Bristol, Radford, and Blacksburg. 5. 5th Congressional District ($199 million). Top exports computers and electronics, chemicals, paper products, waste and scrap, and wood products. The district covers the cities of Charlottesville, Timberlake, Bedford, Martinsville, and Danville.The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of roughly 240American companies that do business with China. For nearly four decades, USCBC has providedunmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its membership. Through its officesin Washington, DC; Beijing; and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members interests inthe United States and China. ###

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