Idaho exports decline slightly in 2013

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanFebruary 14, 2014 

Idaho exports declined from $6.1 billion in 2012 to $5.7 in 2013, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.

The drop was due to a drop in price for semiconductors and transportation equipment, according to a department release.

However, several sectors showed growth in 2013. Gold exports increased despite a drop in the price of gold, helping precious metals and semiprecious stone exports jump 11 percent from 2013.

Agriculture chemicals also increased, with phosophorus exports gaining 20 percent from 2012.

Just as Idaho agriculture set another record for cash receipts, the sector set an export record for the third-straight year.

South Korea emerged as a key trade partner, replacing Taiwan as the state's No. 3 destination for exports. Exports to South Korea increased 17 percent in 2013.

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