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Alabama exports primed for rebound in 2021 after pandemic challenges

In an unparalleled and unpredictable year of turbulence in global trade, Alabama’s exports of goods and services in 2020 totaled $17.13 billion.

Reflecting the declines in export volumes recorded by nearly all states as well as the nation, Alabama’s total exports registered an overall decline of 17.6% in 2020 compared to the prior year, according to new government trade figures.

At the same time, a number of Alabama’s export categories experienced growth in 2020. Additionally, in spite of the global downturn, Alabama export total last year is more than 10 percent higher than the figure for 2010.

“There is reason for optimism as we survey the worldwide demand for quality goods and services, and Alabama’s unique ability to meet that demand,” Governor Kay Ivey said.

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