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Alabama 2015 exports hover near record amid global struggles

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite headwinds in global markets, Alabama exports in 2015 held steady at near-record levels on growing overseas shipments of products such as transportation equipment, primary metals and machinery.

Figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that Alabama exports totaled $19.37 billion last year, just below the all-time record of $19.58 billion set in 2012. Last year’s total represents a slight decline — 0.36 percent – from the figure for 2014 — $19.44 billion.

Alabama exports have grown 25 percent since 2010 and 78 percent since 2005, these figures show.

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