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Bob Carey
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Brian Wesbury
Chief Economist
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Factoid of the Day Monday, September 22, 2014
S&P 500 companies reported that 46.3% of their sales came from outside the U.S. in 2013, down slightly from 46.6% in 2012, but up from 46.1% in 2011, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Foreign sales reached a record-high of 47.9% in 2008. European sales declined from 9.7% of all S&P 500 sales in 2012 to 6.8% in 2013. Asian sales increased from 7.5% in 2012 to 7.7% in 2013. The sectors that reported foreign sales in excess of 50% of total sales were Information Technology (56.60% vs. 58.32% in ’12), Energy (54.64% vs. 52.57% in ’12), Materials (54.45% vs. 50.70% in ’12) and Health Care (51.28% vs. 50.23% in ’12).
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