FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke Statement on February 2010 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
Fact SheetU.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued the following statement on the release of the February 2010 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services report by the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Today’s report showed that U.S. exports in February 2010 increased by 0.2 percent to $143.2 billion from their January 2010 level. Imports in February increased 1.7 percent over January to $182.9 billion.
“Trade volumes are increasing in response to economic growth here and abroad. To help exports grow even faster, this administration – through the President’s National Export Initiative – is committed to assisting small- and medium-sized businesses export more of their goods and services. Increasing our exports is one of the important pillars in the administration’s job growth strategies.”