Number of US Exporters Grew 46 Percent in 2010

Number of US Exporters Grew 46 Percent in 2010

The number of companies that export between 5,000 and 25,000 shipments a year increased nearly 46 percent between 2009 and 2010, the American Association of Exporters and Importers said Wednesday.

The information was part of the AAEI's 2010 benchmarking survey, which gauges the compliance activity of companies in international commerce.

According to AAEI President Marianne Rowden, compliance officers are spending more of their time on export matters. According to the survey, the number of respondents who said that more than 95 percent of their time was spent on export controls nearly doubled from the 2009 survey.

A total of 165 companies completed the 2010 questionnaire.

AAEI is conducting a new benchmarking survey online, with a May 20 cutoff date. Results of the 2011 survey will be reported at the organization's annual meeting in New York June 5-7.

-- Contact R.G. Edmonson at bedmonson@joc.com.