U.S. EXPORTING FACTS

Why Should I Export
Some misconceptions can lead companies to believe that exporting isn’t for them, including that the market is “big enough here” and that exporting is too difficult. The facts show a different story:
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95% OF POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS ARE OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Nearly 95 percent of consumers live outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. If you aren’t exporting, you are only hitting 5% of the world’s potential customers. Your competitors are increasing their global market share, and you can too.
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97% OF EXPORTERS ARE SMALL BUSINESS

Small and medium-sized companies account for 97 percent of U.S. exporters, but represent less than one-third of the known export value of U.S. goods’ exports. 67% of exporters have fewer than 20 employees.In 2010, there were over 293,000 identified U.S. exporters (269,269 of which were small or medium-sized). Exporting works for manufacturers of all sizes!
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CALIFORNIA IS THE NUMBER 2 STATE IN EXPORTS

Your Inland Empire business is located in the second most exporting state in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that, in 2014, California exports amounted to over $174 billion. Exports from California accounted for 10.7 percent of total U.S. exports in 2014. California trade and exports translate into high-paying jobs for over one million Californians.
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PROFIBILITY

Exporting can be profitable for businesses of all sizes. On average, sales grow faster, more jobs are created, and employees earn more than in non-exporting firms. Get a competitive advantage. The United States is known throughout the world for high quality, innovative goods and services, customer service, and sound business practices.
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EXPORTING CREATES JOBS

Exports are critical to supporting American jobs. Record-breaking levels of exports supported 9.7 million jobs in 2011, an increase of 1.2 million jobs since 2009. In 2011, every $1 billion dollars of U.S. exports supported more than 5,000 jobs.
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BUSINESS STABILITY

Most companies that export have an easier time riding out fluctuations in the U.S. economy and are more likely to stay in business. Companies that export are 8.5% less likely to go out of business. U.S. companies that export grow faster than non-exporting companies and spurs innovation in product design and applications.
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LESS THAN 1% OF AMERICAN COMPANIES EXPORT

Of America’s 30 million companies, less than 1% export. A percentage that is significantly lower than all other developed countries. And of U.S. companies that do export, 58 percent export to only one country.  Many businesses could benefit from learning more about these international opportunities and resources available to help.
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CANADA AND MEXICO ARE TOP TWO EXPORT DESTINATIONS

Canada and Mexico are the number 1 and 2 ranked countries for U.S. exports. These countries are are right next door and part of the NAFTA. North America is a great place to start for your exporting business.