Obama's starting point was 2009 exports of $1.57 trillion. Since then, they've climbed to a record $2.19 trillion in 2012 â¿¿ about 48 percent toward his goal of some $3.14 trillion a year by the start of 2015.But 2012 exports, while a record, grew just 5.5 percent from those in 2011, down from a 15.9 percent surge from 2010 to 2011. The rate would have to pick up sharply again this year and next to meet Obama's target.
US Is Halfway To Obama 5-year Export-doubling Goal
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