The 2020 North Carolina International Trade Report digs deeper into the details of a year marked by uncertainty due to the impact of the pandemic on global trade. During the year, the EDPNC deployed new approaches to support North Carolina businesses and help exporters navigate the challenges. The value of goods exported from North Carolina exceeded $28.46 billion in 2020.
The report examines export data across multiple industry sectors, highlighting North Carolina’s top export commodities and markets. It’s a high-level look at North Carolina’s export activity for both business owners and local economic developers.
In 2020, 633 North Carolina businesses turned to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina for assistance ranging from export education webinars and market-entry strategies, to connect to federal grants to support participating in virtual trade shows and localizing business websites in other countries.