Oregon international exports soared to new record in 2021 (Infographic) according to Census Bureau data – Portland Business Journal – The Business Journals

Despite global supply chain disruptions in the wake of Covid-19 economic shutdowns in 2020, Oregon manufacturers and producers enjoyed an impressive jump of 18.8% to nearly $30 billion in estimated international export value.
This follows 5.7% and 5.4% gains in 2019 and 2020, respectively, when the U.S. overall had 1.4% and 13.3% declines in export value, according to the latest figures from the Census Bureau’s USA Trade Online database.
By far the biggest contributing commodity to Oregon’s export growth was once again semiconductor chips, or “processors, controllers and electronic integrated circuits,” which increased another 25.8% in value last year to $11.5 billion and represented 38.8% of the state’s total export value. Their value had already increased 61.3% and 29% in 2019 and 2020 after some down years. What’s more, the second-highest value product at $2.3 billion was machines to make semiconductors and circuits, representing 7.8% of exports.
Wheat came in third place at $989 million, 3.4% of total exports. With wheat supplies constrained in Russia and Ukraine, the value of Oregon may rise, though costs of fuel, fertilizer and other supplies have already been reducing farmers’ profits.
Besides the singular immensity of semiconductors, Oregon’s array of export products is diverse and transported to dozens of nations around the world.
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