Texas Trade Reports

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Texas Metro Exports–San Antonio

This will be a first in a series of analysis to examine exports by the four major metropolitan areas in Texas–Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.  The purpose behind this analysis it to determine the extent of exports from each metro area, what regions and countries they are exporting to, and what products they are … Continue reading

Spain Trade & Investment Report

I put together a trade and investment report on Spain for Steven Nivin at the Saber Institute (www.saberinstitute.org).  The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be taking a mission to Spain and Steve thought some information on Texas trade and investment ties would be of interest to the delegates.  Here are the findings from … Continue reading

Texas Oil Imports By Region

Oil, gas, oil, gas. Seems all we like to talk about today is the price of oil and the price of gas.  Here in San Antonio, premium gas is hovering around $3.98/gallon and diesel is about $3.89/gallon.  Local news websites even post what gas stations have the cheapest gas in town.  We’ve become obsessed! Not … Continue reading

Exports as a Percent of State GDP


Regional Export Comparison

Top 5 State Exporters to NAFTA


Top 5 US State Exporters to Asia

Texas Trade with Vietnam

I have a good friend visiting Vietnam this month.  It is the first time she has been back since her family left 36 years ago.  It’s fascinating seeing her pictures and reading her stories on Facebook about her visit.  So, naturally, I investigated what type of trade occurs between Texas and Vietnam. On December 10, … Continue reading

Texas Exports to the European Union (continued)

We will continue to monitor the potential economic impact the “Jasmine Revolutions” in the  Middle East could have on Texas.  But, in the meantime, we will turn our attention back to Europe, specifically the European Union. Texas exports to the EU hovered around $7.5 billion and $10 billion from 1999 to 2003 and then started … Continue reading

Jasmine Revolutions

I was a senior in college when the East European Revolutions occurred in 1989.  I was studying history and international relations and, ironically, taking a course on the history of Communism!  But, it was an amazing time watching history unfold.  The image that has stuck in my mind since then was a picture in the … Continue reading

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