Exports of Maine goods through October 2016 rose 5.8% and likely will end the year up 5%, compared to a negative national average, according to the Maine International Trade Center.
“The 5.8% through October is big news,” Janine Bisaillon-Cary, president and state director of international trade at MITC, told Mainebiz. She credited the boost in exports to seafood and aircraft exports, up 30% and 51.2%, respectively.
Exports from the state hit $2.86 billion through October, up from $2.72 billion in 2015.
Nationally, exports through October decreased $58.7 billion or 3.1% from the same period in 2015, according to data released in early December by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.