So far, export levels are about halfway to his mark.
Obama set the five-year target in his January 2010 State of the Union address and recently has picked up his drumbeat, telling his export advisory council last month the nation was "well on our way" to his goal. "The question now becomes: How do we sustain this momentum?"
While economists and industry leaders generally expect the ambitious target to be missed, impressive gains already booked in American manufacturing and exporting suggest such a miss may not be by that much.
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