Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



University of Nebraska (1968) 47(19): 6 pages.


Exports of Nebraska Manufacturers (Dorothy Switzer)

Total exports of manufactured goods from Nebraska amounted to almost 55 million dollars in 1966, according to data revealed recently in the revised published report of a study made by the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Figures from Nebraska fully confirm the spectacular increase in exports of the state's manufactured products reported in the August, 1967, issue of Business in Nebraska, and based on data collected in a Bureau of Business Research survey of a sample of Nebraska manufacturers. The national study also corroborates the local survey as to rapid-growth export industries in Nebraska, with both surveys showing high rates of increase in exports of all kinds of machinery, including agricultural equipment, and electrical machinery; fabricated metal products; instruments and related products; and transportation equipment.

Business Summary (E. L. Burgess)

November's dollar volume of business in Nebraska (Table I) rose 5.0% from November, 1966. Physical volume for the same period rose only 3.0%, this giving us an indication of the extent of rising prices. Comparison with year-ago changes in the U.S. dollar volume (+9.5%) and the physical volume (+5.7%) indicates that prices may have risen less in Nebraska than for the U.S. as a whole. Nebraska's November increase in manufacturing employment (+3.7%) over November, 1966, is the 42nd consecutive month having an increase over the same month a year ago.

Reviews (Dorothy Switzer)