This week's excerpt from The Facts About Modern Manufacturing: U.S. manufacturers exported $123 billion of goods per month in 2011, and exports increased from $649 billion in 2000 to $1,497 billion in 2011, or by 131%. Manufactured goods still dominate total U.S. exports, but the share declined from 58% in 2000 to 47% in 2012. Manufacturing Facts

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