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California Economic Policy, Report · April 2005

Recent Trends in Exports of California’s information Technology Products

Jon D. Haveman and Howard J. Shatz

Documents changing patterns in California’s manufactured information technology exports during the recent boom and bust period (1997-2003). Finds that much of the decline in the total value of exports (which dropped by $25 billion or 42% between 2000 and 2003) stemmed from lower purchases of California commodities worldwide. Concludes that the vast majority of the drop-off in California’s share of U.S exports stems from redirection of purchases away from California to other states. Explores possible reasons why this has occurred.


Economic Growth Economy