Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Port of Portland Showing Healthy Gains in 2010

One thing I like to check on from time to time to get a sense of the direction of the Oregon economy is the Port of Portland marine statistics.  What a recent glance reveals is that 2010 is showing a very healthy improvement over 2009.  In fact in terms of total tonnage through the first nine months of 2010, the Port is 36% higher than last year and in just about every other metric the Port is experiencing strong gains.  Thanks, China.

2 comments:

J said...

and to a generally very weak dollar?

Patrick Emerson said...

Yes, cheers to that too except that I have to go to Brazil in a month and my purchasing power has shrunk in half since last time I visited.