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The Collection and Description of Washington State Export Data

Andrew Cassey ,
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The data documenting the value of exported goods originating from Washington State are subject to particular collection issues that are important for analysts, policy-makers, business owners, and interested lay audiences to consider before drawing conclusions. This document explains the classifications, collection methods, and economic factors that influence the interpretation of Washington State export data to avoid faulty analysis. The issues include 1) not counting services, 2) a confounding rule for determining which state an export is from, 3) including inland freight costs, and 4) crediting port states with exports at the expense of inland states.

Department(s): Economic Development
Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 2010-01-01

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