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Export Trade Stages Strange But Healthy Rebound

Global trade in April 2020 hit rock bottom as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic cratered activity. That said, any year-over-year comparisons between April 2021 export numbers and last year are bound to yield extraordinarily large and misleading increases. And that is certainly the case, according to Beacon Economics.

According to the latest U.S. trade statistics, exports from California businesses jumped a remarkable 46.2 percent in April 2021 compared to April 2020. While caution should be exercised for this comparison, the latest numbers also show that the state’s exports strongly increased from pre-pandemic April 2019.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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