California Tech Exports Down In 2009

California's technology exports fell in 2009, dropping by $8.0 billion from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released this week. According to the Trade in the Cyberstates 2010 report released by the TechAmerica Foundation, however, California still had the most number of high-tech exports of any state--$41.3M. The study said California's largest export areas were in semiconductors ($10.4 billion) and computers and peripherals ($9.7 billion). The U.S. as a whole exported $188 billion in high tech goods in 2009, according to the report. California's leading tech export partners were Mexico ($5.3 billion), Canada ($4.1 billion), and China ($3.3 billion).